24 Feb 2022 | 09:43
Arteta praises Tierney
According to Steve McManaman, Kieran Tierney – the rumored target of Real Madrid is completely capable of playing for the White Vultures. However, McManaman admits Tierney is better defensively than the left-backs that Real have and currently owns, but he is inferior to the attacking propensity.
Talking to HorseRacing, the former Real Madrid player shared (quoted by Metro):
“I would be very surprised if Real Madrid signed Kieran Tierney.”
“Don’t get me wrong, I think Tierney is a really good player and he will do well for Real. But, maybe he is not the right type of player for Real.
“When you look at their left-backs, Roberto Carlos, Marcelo, and now Ferland Mendy, they all have a penchant for attacking. Tierney is a better defender than all the players that I have. mentioned, but I’d be surprised if they find someone like him.”
“Can Tierney play for Real the way they’re playing right now? Sure . I think Tierney is a really good defender and Real need defenders.”
“David Alaba can also play at left-back, but for sure, I agree with the idea that Real Madrid need to strengthen in defence.”