Tierney’s text to Bellerin after changing room talk that "changed everything"

Kieran Tierney has credited Arsenal team-mate Hector Bellerin for changing everything for him at the club.

The Scottish full-back, who joined the Gunners from Celtic in the summer of 2019 for a fee of around £25million, has hit form of late.

Tierney has also already played more Premier League games than last season. The 23-year-old missed many fixtures through hip and shoulder injuries and his inconsistent playing time impacted his form.

And it seems a chat with team-mate Hector Bellerin helped to change Tierney 's fortunes.

The Scot was so impacted by the hour-long talk that he text Bellerin when got home to say thanks.

"I think he [Bellerin] could see when I came that I was pretty nervous," Tierney said in a documentary about Bellerin called 'Unseen Journey'.

"I had the young boy look about me.

"You don’t have much time to settle in [at Arsenal ]. You are playing with big players and big names, so you have to hit the ground running.

"I remember that I probably overthought every mistake I made.

"I went home and was like, 'I could have done better, I could have done this'. Whereas I wish I had just relaxed a little bit more and enjoyed it.

"And that was the time Hector said to me, 'you’re good enough to play here, just believe in yourself'.

"That helped me so much. Just that little talk. It was after training in the changing room.

"Me and him had just done a gym session and after it we sat down for an hour and spoke. I think that changed everything.

"I went home that night feeling much better about myself. I remember texting him saying thanks so much for that chat, it helped me so much.

"I went in the next day with a different mindset, a different confidence and it was a big part to do with Hector.”

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