Nir Bitton gets adulation after 'fantastic' Celtic display vs Dundee

By John McGinley

November 7, 2021

Celtic will go into the international break with confidence and hope for the future after a comfortable 4-2 win over Dundee at Dens Park today.

Following a draw at home to Livingston last week, three points were crucial in the Scottish Premiership this afternoon and the Bhoys didn’t let fans down.

Ange Postecoglou’s side were rampant from the off, scoring quick goals at the start of each half to put the game beyond doubt by the 50th minute.

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Kyogo Furuhashi, Jota and Anthony Ralston were all superb, setting up and scoring all four goals between them.

While that trio are obviously receiving plaudits, another name has come to the fore after that 90 minutes – Nir Bitton.

The Israeli international was sublime in the middle of the park, dictating play, setting the tempo and even having the odd divine pass forward into the Celtic attackers.

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His move back into midfield from defender under Postecoglou has been a roaring success so far. He was also excellent on Thursday night away to Ferencvaros.

With Tom Rogic out injured, Bitton has slotted in perfectly as a deep-lying midfielder, freeing up Callum McGregor to pursue the game further up the pitch.

It’s another sign of Celtic’s rapid improvement from the Neil Lennon days. Bitton has been a maligned figure at times over the years but Postecoglou is now getting big performances out of him and others who had struggled, including Ralston.

These fans were overjoyed with the midfielder’s display today, taking to social media to share their thoughts…

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