Dedryck Boyata has suffered plenty of criticism from Celtic supporters this season, but he has returned to form at just the right time of the season as the Hoops aim to clinch a second consecutive domestic treble.
The 27-year-old had a torrid time when he made his return from injury when the Hoops took on Rangers at Ibrox last month, gifting the Ibrox side the games’ opening goal and almost creating another one for the Gers.
Despite the Hoops winning the game, Boyata was hammered for his performance in the match, but despite this Brendan Rodgers has never lost faith in the centre-back.
The managers’ faith has now been rewarded, as Boyata has returned to form with a vengeance in the last couple of games.
Firstly, he kept Rangers striker Jason Cummings quiet in the Hoops’ recent 5-0 Old Firm victory, and he followed this up with a fine performance against physical Hearts striker Kyle Lafferty, and scored an excellent goal as well, in the Bhoys’ 3-1 win at Tynecastle.
Obviously there is always a danger that Boyata might make an error once in a while, as that is just the type of player that he is, but overall his game has vastly improved in recent weeks, and he looks set to be a key player for the Bhoys as they get ready to go for history in the Scottish Cup Final v Mothewell.
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