Scottish Daily Express journalist Matthew Fulton has praised Celtic’s Liel Abada after his incredible performance during their recent game, where the youngster bagged a hat-trick.
The Scottish giants had their game of the season so far this weekend and cemented themselves at the top of the Scottish Premier League for another week, as move go up to 15 points, two ahead of the rest of the pack.
Celtic picked up their biggest win of the season so far after they saw off Dundee United to a 9-0 thumping, with two of their key men in Kyogo Furuhashi and Abada picking up trebles as well as goals from Jota, Josip Juranovic and Carl Starfelt.
While picking up his first hat-trick of the season, Abada was labelled as ‘stunning’ by Fulton in his player ratings, not only for his three goals in the rout, but helping his teammates as well, as he used his incredible pace and energy throughout the game in a 10/10 performance.
Fulton wrote: “Really nice cutting inside and a great pass to start the attack for the first. Completely unselfish in setting up goals number three and four, a great performance with pace and energy. Got his reward with a nice finish and then another before completing his hat trick. Stunning.”
TIF Thoughts on Abada’s performance…
Abada has now made it four goals from five games and has cemented himself as one of the key players in this new-look Ange Postecoglou side – not just for now, but for the future as well.
While a number of players shone for Celtic against Dundee, it is easy to see why he received a 10/10 rating from Fulton when you look at his match stats. During his 78 minutes on the pitch, not only did he bag a hat-trick, but he also picked up an assist while having four shots on target and making two key passes for an impressive 9.9 match rating from SofaScore – ranking even higher that Kyogo Furuhashi on the day.
Postecoglou has built an exciting, young side in Glasgow, who look to be playing football they and the fans alike enjoy. If they can keep hold of the likes of Abada and Kyogo, they will be a force to beat, not only in the SPFL, but in Europe as well. There are a lot of good things to come from this side, and it looks like Abada is going to be at the forefront of it.
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