Arsenal star Kieran Tierney has hailed fellow Premier League man John McGinn after his brilliant finish earned Scotland a point against Austria.

Steve Clarke’s side had to battle from behind twice, Grant Hanley scoring the first leveler before Aston Villa man McGinn popped up. He scored a bicycle kick with four minutes to go to secure a 2-2 draw in the nation’s opening Group F World Cup 2022 qualifier, Arsenal man Tierney shining again at left-centre-back.

Arsenal man Kieran Tierney was excellent.

Arsenal man Kieran Tierney was excellent. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

He says Scotland showed belief to grind out a draw, hailing McGinn’s brilliance (SFA): “We lacked belief at the start, but when we started to believe we knew we could hurt them, we knew we could get goals and coming back twice against a team like that is great character.

“It was a positive result, we’ve got two more games this week coming up and we’ll be looking to get more points. I think it was just a lot of players gelling together, that’s going to happen in the international break. You’ve not got a lot of time to train and practice with each other.


“But after the first 20 minutes I thought we were good. We had chances, we defended well and we pressed them well, it was good. Your heads can drop, you can stop being negative but we stuck to what the manager told us to do and we got the rewards.


Hard work paid off. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

“And it was a great finish as well. It was unbelievable, eh? He’s been practicing that on FIFA all week so he has. It’s probably a fair result in the end, two good teams going at it.”

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