Vauxhall International Challenge Match
Scotland vs Denmark
Tuesday 29th March 2016, kick-off 8pm
Hampden Park, Glasgow
 
Scotland’s victory against Czech Republic has set the bar for the players who have joined the squad for Tuesday's match against Denmark, according to Kieran Tierney.
 
Gordon Strachan has picked two squads for the March double-header, and the young Celtic defender is determined to replicate the efforts of the first group when Denmark arrive at Hampden.
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Speaking to the Scottish FA, Tierney explained: “It was a good result on Thursday, and it’s our job to keep that high standard both on the pitch on match day but also in training throughout the week, too.

“For myself and the younger guys who have joined the squad this week, we need to work hard to keep that level.”

“Gordon is great to work with and I’m really grateful to have been called-up and to be given this opportunity."

The 18 year-old has played his way into Gordon Strachan’s plans following a fine season with Celtic at left-back. Several of his club teammates are also in the squad, along with Scotland youth teammates John McGinn and Oliver Burke. Tierney admits that having these familiar faces at the Scotland HQ has certainly helped eased any nerves.
 
“It’s been great to have a few of my teammates here. If it wasn’t for them, I’d probably be a bit quieter!” he said. 

“It’s definitely helped having them here, along with a few of the other boys I know like John and Oli from youth teams.”
 
Tierney and Burke were both drafted in by Gordon Strachan from the Scotland Under-19s, following impressive performances at that level and for Celtic and Nottingham Forrest respectively. Scot Gemmill’s side were unsuccessful in their bid to reach this summer’s UEFA Under-19 European Championships following defeats to Belgium and Croatia last week.

The Celtic left-back was quick to emphasise however that the players in the squad still have what it takes to go far.

Tierney explained: “Obviously the two results were not what we have hoped for, and to not qualify is disappointing.

"But I think we’ve shown in previous performances that there is a lot of talent in the squad, and there are a lot of players with great potential.”