KIERAN Tierney was happy to put the Chinese meal on hold in order to indulge his appetite for further success with Celtic. Pretty much as soon as the Parkhead left back put the megaphone down then left the victorious dressing room at Hampden Park on Saturday, he was looking forward to a quiet celebration with his family, a healthy home-cooked meal, and the small matter of tonight’s Ladbrokes Premiership visit to Motherwell.

“In the changing room after the game at Hampden, it was brilliant,” said Tierney. “The scenes were amazing and will live with me forever. But when you go home on the Sunday, you can’t even eat unhealthily.

“I wish it could have been a Chinese! But you have to keep doing the right things because there’s another game coming right away and that’s what you have to do to try and be successful. Myself and the family have a small celebration, spend time together and that is what’s important. We know we need to be on it every single week. We are playing 60 games a season where we are, basically, expected to win 60 games a season. That is a crazy situation, but that is what gives us the hunger.”

Seven trophies in a row is a remarkable run but Tierney reckons it won’t be until the club hit hard times that anyone will be able to appreciate the achievement fully. On the weekend’s evidence, such a turn of events doesn’t look to be coming any time soon. “When times start to get tougher, that might be a time when you really start to understand it,” he said.