After some very poor performances recently, Celtic star Moussa Dembele was somewhat approaching his best in the 1-0 Europa League victory over Zenit.
He harassed and harried the Zenit defenders all night, and his pass to Musonda helped lead to Callum McGregor’s match-winning the goal.
However, despite some excellent hold up play with his back to goal, the 21-year-old just didn’t convince in-front of goal, and he never looked like adding to his tally of nine goals this season.
Brendan Rodgers now has a decision to make, and that’s if to give Dembele a start against St Johnstone on Sunday, or to rest him with the second leg in Russia on Thursday in mind.
It seems to make sense to give the Frenchman an hour against the Perth side, who are currently in a poor run of form, and he would seem a good bet to get a few goals against them, if he is on his game.
Dembele is still a bit away from the player who dominated last season, scoring 32 goals in the process, although the same thing could be said of the Celtic team as a whole, who have struggled to emulate the performances of last season.
Dembele’s performance against Zenit shows that the player is getting near to his best form – but there is still a way to go yet.