By Danny Wright
Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to rave about the performance of Olivier Ntcham in the 7-1 demotion at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night.
Ntcham, 21, lasted 69 minutes before being substituted off by Brendan Rodgers with youngster Eboue Kouassi coming on to replace him.
Coincendetally, it seemed that the floodgates opened after the Frenchman exited proceedings, with PSG smashing in a quick-fire triple between the 75th and 80th minute as the score started to spiral out of control.
Celtic went in a shock lead inside one minute through Moussa Dembele but that goal shifted the French giants into overdrive as they swiftly moved to punish the Glaswegians.
Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe were all on the scoresheet to put them 4-1 up at the break before a late salvo of goals consigned the Hoops to a heavy defeat.
Although there were heaps of negatives in the loss, Celtic fans took to Twitter to highlight one positive, and that was the performance of Ntcham in the heart of midfield.
One supporter claimed that he was Celtic’s “best midfielder”.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
thought Ntcham got pass marks for tonight
— Daniel Stevenson (@dannystevo46) November 22, 2017
Out of our depth, simple as. Amateur stuff all night from Brown and Boyata. Painful viewing. Ntcham has done well #PSGCEL
— Chris (@hegartinho) November 22, 2017
Good shift from Ntcham tonight
— Chris McGuigan (@ChrisLostBhoy) November 22, 2017
Ntcham didn't have a bad game. Put himself about where possible and his passing will improve.
— @gally (@__gally) November 22, 2017
Ntcham was our best midfielder the night hope he’s being rested for Sunday.
— Kieran Byrnes (@KByrnes95) November 22, 2017
Thought Ntcham had a good game
— Paul Gordon (@PaulGordon93) November 22, 2017
Brown and Ntcham have actually been quite good tonight given the circumstances
— Stuart Thomson (@Four_Four_Stu) November 22, 2017
— Jista loada BS (@BarryBhoy777) November 22, 2017
Ntcham has made 19 appearances for Celtic this season after arriving at Parkhead in the summer from Manchester City.
He has scored four goals and supplied two assists in his game-time for the Bhoys even though he is rarely called upon to start in the Scottish Premiership.
Rodgers has only called on the French midfielder to start six times in the league but with a performance like what he put in against PSG, there’s no doubt he will be staking a claim for a more prominent role from now on.