Retired striker Kevin Kyle has discussed the impressive recent form of Celtic’s 21-year-old midfielder David Turnbull.
During the summer transfer window, Neil Lennon’s Hoops sealed the arrival of the middleman on a permanent transfer from Motherwell (per Transfermarkt).
Since moving to Parkhead, the 21-year-old middleman has made only two starts in the Premiership for the Bhoys, as well as six substitute appearances (per WhoScored).
Of all of his performances for Celtic, the previous two have been the pick of the bunch as he delivered an 8.24/10 performance rating in the 3-2 win against LOSC Lille in the Europa League and an 8.72/10 in the 2-0 victory against Kilmarnock.
During the latest episode of the Open Goal podcast, Kyle spent some time discussing Celtic and Turnbull’s recent form was one topic of conversation.
He said: “It’s a football brain thing, where Turnbull’s got the ball and he’s looking for [Odsonne] Edouard and Edouard already knows that he’s looking for him.
“It’s what they do after that, it’s the thinking. Sometimes Celtic, for too long recently, it’s been too obvious and teams adapt to that, whereas now [there’s] a bit more creativity.
“But it’s still early days, it’s only two games, let’s not get carried away.”
TIF Thoughts on what Kevin Kyle said about David Turnbull…
As can be seen in what the former striker had to say, he believes that Turnbull has provided the Hoops with a little more creativity but people should not “get carried away” with his form.
Does David Turnbull have the potential to be a key player for Celtic?
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Certainly, in the recent 2-0 victory over Kilmarnock, Turnbull was incredibly creative as he managed a whopping eight key passes for the Hoops (per WhoScored).
That was at least double the amount of what any other Celtic player on the pitch managed to provide for Lennon’s side in the match.
So, while it is important to not get carried away with two impressive performances, Turnbull’s creativity certainly does bode well for the Bhoys.