The weekend belonged to Kyogo and Abada, or so you might think. Because one scored the winner and the other added the finishing touch. Their goals were excellent and the response to them was, of course, euphoric. But let’s not forget our other scorer.
Haksabanovic has been excellent since he broke into the side. He hasn’t had the impact, yet, of Jota or Abada but he has been finding his feet and now that he has added the missing thing – goals – to his game I reckon he will go from strength to strength.
This should be a further worry for those teams who are chasing us. This team had plenty of firepower before this guy started to up his game. His double at the weekend has his head up and when you listen to him talk about how frustrated he was at not scoring before now you recognise how well he fits into this team’s mentality.
He is hungry. He wants to keep getting better. He has a place in the team right now because Callum is out, and he has grabbed it, which is what you want any player to do. Even as an option off the bench this guy would be a damned good one, and that he’s already shown us so much in such a short time is further proof of the boss’s eye for talent.
We can replace any player in this side now. If any particular footballer is off form or injured, we can drop them out of the team and bring in someone to do the job just as well. That is a formidable power for a club to have.
You just need to look at our bench at the weekend – and our ability to bring quality off of it – to see how deep the talent pool at Celtic Park now is.
Right from the off this guy looked as if he would add something to it. He certainly has, and as he goes from strength to strength so do we.