Kris Boyd has it right for once.
But he’s also wrong. Of course. What kind of world would it be if we had Kris Boyd being right in it? Whatever next? Hugh Keevins making a prediction that’s actually on the money? The planet would stop spinning on its axis.
Scott Allan (remember him?) was on Sky earlier today talking about Jota and said he was the best player in the country.
Boyd almost spat out his guts. He disputed it. Then, when he was put on the spot as to who is, he spluttered out “Alfredo Morelos.”
Oh please. What a pathetic answer, and the sort you expect from someone who said the first thing that popped into his head, regardless of how stupid it was.
The best player in the country probably isn’t Jota, although he’s started like the one who is head and shoulders above everyone else.
Four assists in the first two league games. Out of five goals.
Oh, yeah, and he scored the other one.
That’s the mark of a footballer finding top form.
Boyd spluttered something vaguely coherent about Morelos just being back.
The best player in the country is undoubtedly at Celtic Park, but you could argue all day about which of our top performers that is. Kyogo scored yesterday with typical panache. O’Riley looks like a superstar. Maeda was excellent. Hatate missed yesterday but we’re all already talking about him after his superb turn against Aberdeen.
Boyd had to try and pluck an Ibrox player out of thin air, and now there’s no Bassey to pee his pants over, and no Aribo he was forced to choose from the dreck already at the club last season or the guys who they signed, none of whom has done much yet.
So he went for the old tried and true, the guy who in the last two seasons combined has scored less that 25 goals in the league. He is a clown, but in disputing that Jota is the best player in the country he might even have started a proper argument about who is, if his entire thing wasn’t simply to deny Celtic any credit whatsoever.
At the moment of writing this, and from the data, it’s pretty clear that just on performances so far in this campaign Jota isn’t just the best player in Scotland but head and shoulders above every other performer. If he keeps it up he’ll remove any need for the discussion.
But there will always be a Boyd, or a Keevins, to argue black is white.