Karamoko Dembele catches the eye of Celtic supporters in Charlton friendly

By John McGinley

July 10, 2021

Karamoko Dembele has every right to be delighted with his Celtic performance against Charlton Athletic this afternoon.

The young winger was deployed from the start against the Addicks by Ange Postecoglou after missing out on the mid-week match against Sheffield Wednesday.

He was a bright, skilful presence on the right flank throughout before making way for the second half eleven.

It was actually Dembele who opened the scoring in the 2-1 win, smashing home through a crowded box.

The 18-year-old was also involved in the second goal, latching on to David Turnbull’s ball before feeding Anthony Ralston’s overlapping run. Ralston crossed the ball in for Albian Ajeti to bury home with a header.

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Dembele has a real opportunity to stake a claim for a starting berth in Postecoglou’s team moving forward. Forrest is injured and not involved in pre-season and there’s a real dearth of alternative options.

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Promising then that he looks eager, and able, to impress.

Celtic now have friendlies against Bristol City and Preston North End ahead, where Dembele will be looking to convince Postecoglou to pick him for the massive Champions League tie against FC Midtjylland.

For now, fans are encouraged with his progress, even if today’s match was only a friendly.

These supporters have taken to social media to share their thoughts on his display…

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