'Virgil van who?' - Celtic fans rave about mainstay after international display
Celtic fans have taken to social media to praise Kristoffer Ajer after he made a successful international debut for Norway.
The 19-year-old, who has been a mainstay for the Hoops recently, playing the last 18 matches for the club, played the entire 90 minutes of the friendly v Australia on Friday night, which Norway won 4-1.
After Ajer took to his personal Twitter account to reveal his delight at his performance, Celtic fans were quick to offer their congratulations to a player who has become a big player in recent months.
“Great feeling to get my first game and win for Norway,” Ajer said.
Great feeling to get my first game and win for ???????? pic.twitter.com/7NESciex4p
— Kristoffer Ajer (@KristofferAjer) March 23, 2018
One fan who responded to the Tweet even claimed that Ajer could turn out to be a better player than ex Celtic Virgil van Dijk.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to Ajer’s international debut:
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Virgil van who? Big man u could run the show @celticfc if ye had a decent defender beside u time fur brendan and the board tae buy u a partner lol HH
— Stephen Winchcole (@StephenWinchco1) March 24, 2018
Hopefully many more for Celtic and Norway eh!!!
— Gerry Sparkes (@GOODNITEAGAIN) March 23, 2018
Well done!! Your progressing brilliantly
— Paul Hargreaves (@HarryBhoy81) March 24, 2018
You’re the future ????
— Ryan McGinlay (@ryanmcginlayy) March 23, 2018
Well done young man ⚽⚽
— Jane chalmers (@Janechalmers12) March 24, 2018
You are what celtic needs FANTASTIC
— hoopster 88???? (@hoopster_88) March 24, 2018
Well done Kris!! The future is bright!!
— Mark McCabe (@markmccabe77) March 24, 2018
Ajer has made huge progress for the Hoops since replacing Jozo Simunovic in the Hoops defence following the 4-0 loss to Hearts in December.
His performances are all the more remarkable when you consider that he hasn’t had a regular centre-back partner during his run in the first-team.
With the Hoops looking to clinch an unprecedented second consecutive domestic treble, Ajer is set to be a key player for the Bhoys until the end of the season.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops are set to make three signings in the summer