BBC pundit blown away by three Celtic Academy products, one has 'big game' attitude
BBC Sportsound pundit and columnist Tam McManus has highlighted the qualities of three players who have all come through the Celtic Academy.
Talking in his column in the Herald, McManus said that Celtic were “back to their best” against Zenit in the 1-0 Europa League win on Thursday.
And he saved special praise for three players, James Forrest, Kieran Tierney and Callum McGregor.
“What I was hugely impressed and encouraged by was the performances of three homegrown lads who have come through the Celtic Academy to be trusted in big games by Rodgers.
“It’s not only fantastic for Celtic but for Scotland too.
“I am of course talking about James Forrest, Kieran Tierney and Callum McGregor.
“All three had fantastic games last week, particularly McGregor who has now started to win over the vast majority of the fans like Forrest has had to do.
“Callum has very much developed into a big game player and that is the sign of a great temperament.”
However, he did have a warning that Celtic won’t have it all their own way in Russia in the second leg.
He points to the “staggering” record of just two Europa defeats in 16 years for Zenit at home and that means Celtic still have a lot to do.
However, the clean sheet from the first leg will be absolutely vital and an way goal for Celtic would make them overwhelming favourites to go through.
And that would be huge for Celtic and for Scottish football, although Rangers fans might not feel the same way.
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