Arsenal star Kieran Tierney admits he is fortunate to be playing at Euro 2020 this summer after fearing a knee injury had ruined his Scotland chances.

The defender will be a key player for Steve Clarke’s side this summer as Scotland heads to its first major tournament since 1998. But there were doubts over Tierney’s fitness after he picked up a knee injury while playing for Arsenal in April.

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His dream was almost up in smoke. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

While scheduled to miss the rest of the domestic season with Arsenal, Tierney returned in May, playing enough games to prove his fitness ahead of a huge summer. Tierney admits he’s thankful for a speedy recovery (Sky): “When I got injured, I feared the worst. I feared my season was over.

“But I worked hard, I worked very hard to get back. I played a European semi-final four-and-half weeks after which is a great recovery time for the injury that I had. Usually, it would be about six weeks. But to get so many games in before coming out with Scotland is going to benefit me hopefully.”

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