Under-fire Celtic player must kick on after showing signs of resurgence v Aberdeen
Moussa Dembele’s performance against in the 2-0 win over Aberdeen might not have been his best ever game for Celtic, but it was certainly an improvement on some of his recent performances for the Hoops.
The 21-year-old striker has come under-fire from supporters as his performances of this season haven’t been anywhere near as good as those of last season, when he scored 32 goals.
By contrast, his goal against the Dons which gave the Hoops the lead in the game was just his 10th goal of the season, and only his second goal in his last 14 appearances for the Bhoys.
Supporters can take hope however from his movement for the goal which gave him plenty of time to head home James Forrest’s brilliant cross, but also his part played in the second goal.
He took the ball from the Hoops penalty box, and after a rampaging run his pinpoint pass played in Kieran Tierney, who hammered home the second goal which clinched the victory.
Dembele will hopefully kick on from showing signs of a resurgence at Pittodrie and go on a goal scoring spree, and the next two matches look like providing him plenty of opportunity to do that, at home to struggling Dundee in the league and against Championship side Morton in the Scottish Cup.
If Brendan Rodgers’ side want to win an unprecedented second consecutive domestic treble, they will need Dembele to be at his best, his performance against Aberdeen was a good sign for the matches ahead.
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