Celtic star Kieran Tierney may be the best left-back in the world, says Emilio Izaguirre

Kieran Tierney, 21, has been chosen to become the best left-back in the world

Emilio Izaguirre believes that his Celtic teammate, Kieran Tierney, has what it takes to become the best left-back in the world.

And the favorite of returning fans has promised to do everything possible to help Scotland's international reach their potential.

The 32-year-old left-back of Honduras spent seven years with the Scottish champions before moving to a deal with Al-Fayha of Saudi Arabia last summer.

Kieran Tierney, 21, has been chosen to become the best left-back in the world

Kieran Tierney, 21, has been chosen to become the best left-back in the world

Admitting that he and his family missed Glasgow, however, Izaguirre can not hide his joy at returning to Celtic as Tierney's coverage.

Insisting that he wants to help and challenge the Scot, he said: "I want to see Kieran become the best left-back in the world."

"Of course you can do that. He has a lot of talent, he just needs to focus and he can do it.

I'll help you if I can. I remember that in 2015-16 when he played his first game, I tried to tell him to never stop working hard, be professional and be the best one day. He has the talent.

"Football is about talent, yes, but it is also more important to be professional.

"I'm 32 years old, but I've stayed strong and fit, it's like Scott Brown, get in shape, be professional and you can go on.

Emilio Izaguirre wants to help and challenge Tierney after returning to Celtic

Emilio Izaguirre wants to help and challenge Tierney after returning to Celtic

Emilio Izaguirre wants to help and challenge Tierney after returning to Celtic

"Kieran and I are still talking, we're texting, we've always been positive and I'm happy to see him be one of the best.

"I'm proud to see that he does it well." I remember in 2010 when I was very young. He gave me his hand to shake me and he was following me.

"I see him now and he looks physical, two years ago, I told him to go to the gym, to run every day, and he did it last season after training every day."

Making 252 appearances for Celtic for the first time, the Honduran international won six titles after joining in 2010.

The return of dreams to Parkhead became a possibility as soon as he secured the termination of his contract with Al-Fayha at the end of last season.

With Brendan Rodgers willing to protect Tierney from 21 years of exhaustion in too many games, Izaguirre will see action in the first team, but he expects it to be sporadic.

"I have no problem with Kieran being the left-back," he added. – Maybe I can have a chance, but no problem.

"I said before that Kieran was my boy, he tried to learn from me and I tried to learn from him."

Leaving Glasgow in mysterious circumstances after an unidentified agent "disturbed" him and his family, Izaguirre longed for a family environment.

Their children speak with a Scottish accent and the family talked about going back to live in Scotland when their playing days came to an end.

However, long enough, the left-back feared that his best chance to return to Parkhead was to make the halftime draw of Paradise Windfall.

"I never thought I could come back here," he admitted. "I was thinking about going to MLS because I had an offer there, but then I heard about Celtic, it's a blessing for me to come back.

"When it was Scott Brown's testimony, he was doing something with Honduras and he called me in. He was thinking one day that he could come back for a game.

"I was always positive, I was always thinking about going back here to work or play, God has given me this opportunity to play and I will do the best I can.

"My daughter was born here and my son was here for seven years, we have so many friends in Glasgow.

"The medals are so important, but it's the Celtic people who are the most important to me. The love of the fans, the staff. "

The arrival of Izaguirre to a contract for a year will allow Calvin Miller to go on loan and will be followed by Australian winger Daniel Arzani signing a loan contract for two years from Manchester City over the weekend.

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