Celtic have picked up an important victory in Scottish Premiership, winning 2-0 at home to Motherwell this afternoon.
Neil Lennon’s Bhoys, fresh from the high of Thursday night’s unbelievable trip to Rome, never looked like dropping points against the Steelmen.
The win means we remain top of the table on goal difference.
The manager didn’t make too many changes to the team that faced Lazio, with Jeremie Frimpong and Olivier Ntcham notably coming into the starting eleven.
Ntcham was, of course, our hero in Italy and his performance in midfield today will do his chances of more starts over the coming weeks and months no harm at all.
With competition fierce in his position – both Ryan Christie and Tom Rogic remain contenders for starts – it was a rare opportunity for the Frenchman to impress from the start.
He strolled through the 90 minutes displaying his impressive passing, composure on the ball and natural strength.
Whether it’s enough to retain his place in the starting eleven after the international break remains to be seen but it’s fair to say that goal in Rome, followed by this afternoon’s efforts, has given his Hoops career a real shot in the arm.
When he’s playing with confidence and purpose there aren’t many players more exciting to watch at the club.
These fans were delighted with his showing today, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Watching Ntcham hold off defenders and make lovely forward passes is just an absolute joy..
— Eddy Walsh (@eddy_walsh) November 10, 2019
Ntcham playing in gucci flip flops atm
— Blondie (@Gabe1967_) November 10, 2019
Bit of an Ntcham masterclass today
— Lewis (@_Lewis88) November 10, 2019
When Ntcham's on form there's noone in this team I enjoy watching more. Perfectly executing the kind of passes half the players on the pitch can't even conceive of.
— Kieran Devlin (@NoNotThatDevlin) November 10, 2019
Really has been class today. Very strong too. 🍀🍀🍀
— Kevin (@Kevinopala1) November 10, 2019
Ntcham has been other-worldly so far 😍
— French Eddy CSC🍋🍋🍋 (@JamoMax67) November 10, 2019