Celtic fans react to Moussa Dembele performance in win against Zenit
Celtic striker Moussa Dembele impressed for Brendan Rodgers’ side 1-0 win against Zenit St. Petersburg on Thursday night – and Hoops fans were blown away by the Frenchman’s performance.
Dembele was a huge part of Celtic’s attacking play and linked up well with Callum McGregor particularly well as the Hoops tried to get themselves a lead to take into next week’s second leg in Russia.
The 21-year-old has struggled to replicate last season’s form for the Scottish champions but will be happy with his night’s work against Roberto Mancini’s side.
Hoops fans were delighted with the former Fulham striker’s performance – with one fan insisting the Frenchman was “back.”
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Excellent first half just that final touch,pass,finish no been there but it's coming…great attacking options on the bench too….dembele been excellent but needs a goal
— Daniel r griffin (@danbhoy09) February 15, 2018
For me Dembele has played better tonight than he has been recently. He's held the ball up well and linked up well 30 yards from goal but his instinct, first touch and movement in box is shocking . On his heels .
— celtic matchworn . (@celticmatchworn) February 15, 2018
Dembele’s hold up play has been superb, Can’t wait for him to score 90th minute winner! Mark my words
— Adam Lynch (@AdamLynch27) February 15, 2018
Dembele has been outstanding tonight, hopefully grab a goal or two
— K. (@keiron_) February 15, 2018
— Andy Borland (@AndyBorland4) February 15, 2018
Some of Dembele's link up play tonight has been excellent. Cannae believe folk are still slating him. Best striker at the club by a country mile.
— Georgios Stepharas (@SO_1888) February 15, 2018
He’s been excellent, just needs a break to get a clear attempt on goal.
— Martin Di Paola (@MartinDiPaola) February 15, 2018
Dembele has scored nine times in 26 appearances so far this season in an injury-hit campaign.
Last season, Dembele was in phenomenal form infront of goal with 32 strikes in 49 appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ side as they won an unbeaten domestic treble.
Rodgers has used his squad much more this season meaning Dembele has faced a fight with Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Edouard for a place in the starting XI.
With Griffiths sidelined by injury, Dembele has a real chance to re-establish himself as Rodgers’ main striker over the remainder of the season.
In other Celtic news, fans have been reacting to news of Nir Bitton’s season-ending injury
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