Celtic striker Moussa Dembele has raved about Hoops team-mate James Forrest for his man of the match performance against Motherwell in the Scottish League Cup final.
The Hoops winger scored the opening goal in the 2-0 win for Brendan Rodgers’ side and was a constant attacking threat as Celtic picked up their fourth consecutive domestic trophy under the Northern Irishman’s leadership.
Dembele scored the Bhoys’ other goal from the penalty spot after Cedric Kipre was sent off following Scott Sinclair’s controversial dive.
The French striker admitted that Forrest has continually improved since Dembele joined the club last summer and revealed his hope that he can carry on his rich vein of form.
“His goal was very good for us and afterwards we scored the second,” Dembele said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“Since I came here he has been great for us and has improved in each game.
“We have a big squad with good players and that is important for us and I hope he can continue in this way.”
Forrest has made 260 appearances for Celtic since making his first-team debut in 2010 and his goal on Sunday was the third time the 26-year-old has scored in a League Cup final.
The Scotland winger has been in fantastic form of late and could prove difficult for the returning Patrick Roberts to displace from the starting XI as the on-loan Man City winger continues his recovery from injury.
Forrest has scored eight times in 26 appearances this season as the Hoops look to win a historic back-to-back domestic treble after picking up the first of three trophies on offer this season.
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