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Tierney dedicated Celtic’s title to club legends

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - MAY 04: The Celtic team celebrate winning the match and the title after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
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Billy McNeill and Stevie Chalmers passed away this year and the Scotland left-back wanted to dedicate the team’s eight league title in a row to them.

Thanks to their 3-0 win over Aberdeen in yesterday’s Scottish Premier League fixture, Celtic has lifted its eighth title in a row.

And Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney wants to dedicate this trophy to club legends Billy McNeill and Stevie Chalmers, who passed away recently.

“This league title’s for them,” Tierney told the BBC.

“Everyone looks up to them and they are special people.”

“I’m buzzing for the fans – you can see what it means to the fans and ourselves for all the work we’ve put in,” he continued.

“It was a big pressure game for us. Coming up here, they were going to make it hard and you’re needing a draw, but that’s not our mentality.”

“We wanted to win this game and we’ve done that and we’ve kept a clean sheet as well,” he commented.

“The first half was really tight, but the second half we controlled it a lot better and it was a great performance overall.”

“As you get older, you’ve got to savor these moments and it is a very special moment for me to lift that eight in a row,” he added.

“But it’s not up to me, it’s up to the board and I’m sure they’ll make the right decision whatever happens.”

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