By Danny Wright
Celtic fans on Twitter have raved about James Forrest for his performance in the 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich at Parkhead on Tuesday night.
Forrest, 26, started on the right wing in Brendan Rodgers’ formation and was a constant thorn in the side of the German defence with his direct style of play and his wicked crosses.
Celtic were unlucky not to have scored from a number of Forrest’s deliveries into the area before the break, which saw Stuart Armstrong and Moussa Dembele both come close to scoring at points in the first-half.
Forrest eventually got a deserved assist in the second period, when his beautifully weighted through-ball gifted Callum McGregor the chance to equalise before Javi Martinez’s winner.
Although Forrest hasn’t exactly been a mainstay of the Hoops first-team due to his competition with Patrick Roberts, he put in a shift against Bayern which will no doubt leave Rodgers with some big decisions about who is his first choice in upcoming big fixtures.
The 20-times Scotland international has made 22 appearances across all competitions this season, however only 14 of them have been starts.
Going by the reaction to his performance on Twitter from the Celtic fans, Rodgers ought to be playing the winger more,
Here is a selection of their tweets:
James Forrest has been outstanding this season. Anyone who disagrees is at it
— Martin Gillies (@Martin_Gillies) October 31, 2017
I was wrong about James Forrest.
— Chris 🏴 🇵🇸 (@TheRebelTreble) October 31, 2017
James Forrest for ballon d'or
— Thomas (@thomasd2000) October 31, 2017
James Forrest has been class
— Paddy🍀 (@RogicEsque) October 31, 2017
First to criticise James Forrest but he’s been unreal the first half
— Liam (@liamm_97) October 31, 2017
James Forrest > Patrick Roberts.
— . (@GOOOOON33333) October 31, 2017
— Sudgie (@sudgie17) October 31, 2017
In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton has issued his thoughts on the latest deal for this Hoops ace.