KIERAN TIERNEY insists he is claiming Celtic’s second goal in the 3-3 draw with Manchester City.
The left-back believes he marked his 50th appearance for the Hoops with a crucial strike in the Champions League cracker in front of a sell-out 60,000 crowd at Parkhead.
Tierney, with only one previous goal in the final game of last season when he netted in the 7-0 mauling of Motherwell, said: “I don’t think UEFA are giving it to me, but the Celtic fans are giving me it and I’m claiming it.
“I celebrated like it was mine, as well, so I’m taking it.
“It was a great pass from Tom Rogic and it just sat up nice for me.
“I aimed for the near post and it went in. It’s mine, 100 per cent.”
Tierney’s angled effort took a nick off the studs of the challenging Raheem Sterling as it swept beyond the baffled Claudio Bravo.
UEFA have credited the goal to the City winger who also scored for his team during a thrilling encounter in the east end of Glasgow.
The 19-year-old defender, who has taken over the No.3 spot from Emilio Izaguirre, also paid tribute to the Hoops support.
He said: “The fans were our 12th man again. Right from the start they were solidly behind us.
“Manchester City may not be used to opposing fans like that. Every supporter was roaring us on and I would like to thank them.
“We’ve got two more games against Borussia Monchengladbach and Barcelona at Parkhead and we’ll try to do it again.
“Anything can happen in this group. Manchester City have spent a huge amount of money and just look how well they are doing in the Premier League.”
Tierney also revealed what Brendan Rodgers said to him in the dressing room afterwards.
He said: “The manager told me he was proud of me and I’m grateful for the chance he has given me.
“We’re happy with the point, but we led three times, so we know we could have taken more.”
The raiding full-back has now turned his attention to this afternoon’s Premiership encounter against Dundee at Dens Park.
He added: “We just need to prepare for every game in the same manner and that’s what we’ll do.
“We’ll train hard and, hopefully, get the win against Dundee. That would be ideal for us.
“Obviously, we’re in a good position now and we are looking to continue that.”