KIERAN TIERNEY was a rare good performer in a Celtic shirt during Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final shoot-out shambles at Hampden.
The 18-year-old left-back put in another consistent display over two hours, but admitted he was devastated at the outcome.
Tierney, who has made the No.3 slot his own after replacing Emilio Izaguirre this season, said: “The result was the most important thing for us and we didn’t get it.
“The pressing at times let us down and we could have been better in a lot of areas, so we’re disappointed.
“Anyone can win when it goes to penalties and it might be about luck and confidence when it comes to that, so we’re absolutely gutted.
“It’s hard to take anything from your performance when you lose like that. I need to clear my head and get back to winning ways for next weekend.
“We’re in control of the league and we need to keep winning games and try to wrap that up as quickly as possible.”
With five games still to play, Ross County are the visitors to the east end of Glasgow on Sunday. The Hoops are eight points ahead of Aberdeen and only a catastrophe will prevent them for lifting their fifth championship in a row.