Oh, Hart and Bernabei respond to Sead Haksabanovic Instagram post after Celtic win

By Ben Evans

March 19, 2023

Teammates have been responding to an Instagram message sent by Sead Haksabanovic after the Celtic Saturday win over Hibernian.

The Montenegrin international posted on the social media site after grabbing another Celtic goal – his fifth of the season. He was once again used as an impact substitute by Ange Postecoglou in the 3-1 victory.

The 23-year-old has only started five league games for Celtic this season. He may not have played as many minutes as he would have liked during a debut campaign, but he’s still been an effective player, especially as a substitute.

Haksabanovic saw Hyeongyu Oh score a brilliant header to put Celtic ahead in the final ten minutes. However, his own finish was the pick of the bunch, curling the ball into the corner from outside the box. It put a tricky fixture to bed as Celtic maintained their nine-point lead over Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.

Oh sends message to Haksabanovic after Celtic win

The Montenegrin forward posted a picture of himself celebrating his goal with the caption:  “Passion, Mindset & Love.”

Oh enjoyed that, and simply replied: “My boy.” The South Korean also uploaded a picture of the two enjoying their win in the dressing room after the game. Plenty of others were getting involved in the comments too – Sead is clearly a popular member of the squad and they are all delighted to see him hit the headlines again.

Instagram / @seadhaksabanovic

Haksabanovic has plenty of competition in the wide areas at Celtic, which is likely why he’s struggled to break into the starting line-up on a consistent basis. With the likes of Jota, Daizen Maeda and Liel Abada competing for two starting spots, it’s not been easy for the 23-year-old.

Ange has made it clear he is a fan of the attacker recently, singling him out for praise after their win over Hearts. Haksabanovic has vowed to become a leader at Celtic, and could help Oh integrate into the squad.

The young South Korean is likely to spend a lot of time preparing as an impact substitute with the Montenegrin. He’s got Kyogo Furuhashi ahead of him in the pecking order as Celtic’s first-choice striker. The Japanese international won’t be leaving Ange’s starting line-up on a regular basis any time soon.

However, being able to rely on the likes of Oh and Haksabanovic to change the game from the bench is a massive boost in itself and everyone’s looking forward to seeing how they progress from here.