Chris Sutton highlights 2 Celtic players for praise after stunning displays vs Ferencvaros

By David Walton

November 4, 2021

Celtic great Chris Sutton has highlighted the performances of Kyogo Furuhashi and Cameron Carter-Vickers against Ferencvaros tonight.

The Hoops swept to a 3-2 victory against the Hungarian champions at the Groupama Arena to spring their last-32 qualification hopes into life.

Kyogo got the opener and an assist on the night, whilst Carter-Vickers was a rock at the back alongside Stephen Welsh. And reacting to the game immediately, Sutton said the following on Twitter:

In fairness, there were many heroes on the night. It was a perfect team performance, and that’s something Ange Postecoglou will likely look to highlight post-match.

Celtic are nowhere near the finished article, and that’s still clear. Losing 2 goals tonight will still frustrate the Hoops boss.

But only praise will be coming Celtic’s way tonight, and no wonder given the magnitude of the result.

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Celtic deserve all the credit in the world for how they dealt with this occasion tonight. We were up against it considering the situation with no Hoops fans being allowed inside the ground, and we came up trumps in the end.

Granted, many will feel Postecoglou’s men were favourites heading into this one. You can understand that given the result at Parkhead 2 weeks ago. But it was always going to be a different occasion.

The Groupama Arena was packed with Ferencvaros supporters who immediately provided a hostile atmosphere. It looked uncomfortable to play in from the outside. However, Celtic managed to silence them and managed to show brilliant in-game management to see it through.

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You could probably go as far as to say this was our most accomplished performance in Europe this season. You never felt in too much danger after Jota put the Bhoys 2-1 ahead. We were rewarded for the composure shown throughout the game, and it became apparent quickly that Ferencvaros had no clue how to overcome us.

And it’s now given us a massive shot in the arm heading into the final 2 group games of the campaign. We’re right in with a shot of qualification to the last-32 after picking up 6 points out of 6 against Ferencvaros. Of course, the prospect of picking anything up in Germany against Bayer Leverkusen remains daunting.

But we’ve given ourselves an opportunity tonight. It’s no wonder the Hoops are receiving plenty of praise for how they went about their business tonight.

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