Reo Hatate takes to Instagram after Celtic win; Daizen Maeda sums up his display with one word

By Ben Evans

February 19, 2023

Daizen Maeda has declared Reo Hatate ‘super!’ after his brilliant performance against Aberdeen yesterday.

Celtic came away from Celtic Park with a 4-0 win to maintain their lead in the Scottish Premiership. Hatate took to Instagram to celebrate his side’s ninth win on the bounce in all competitions.

Callum McGregor got Celtic off to the perfect start with a goal in the 2nd minute.

Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Hatate scored his first goal of the day just ten minutes later, taking advantage of a slick Greg Taylor pass into his feet. He received the ball with his back to goal and was allowed to turn, before carving out an opening in the box and firing past Jay Gorter.

The 25-year-old had to wait until the closing stages of the second-half to double his tally. Hatate’s quick feet bamboozled Aberdeen once again, escaping the clutches of two of their players, before finding a teammate with a clever nutmeg. He collected the ball outside of the box, before taking a touch and guiding his shot into the bottom corner.

The central midfielder has been sensational for The Bhoys this season, and a firm favourite of Ange Postecoglou. Hatate’s Japanese counterpart Daizen Maeda was particularly pleased for his Celtic teammate yesterday. The pair are on their way to guiding Celtic to another Celtic Premiership title.

Maeda impressed with Celtic teammate Hatate

The midfielder took to Instagram after the match and shared a message with Celtic’s fans: “3 points, thank you for your support yesterday! We get ready for the next match! Work harder.”

Maeda replied to his post, simply saying: “Super!”, while Hatate thought the forward was on fire against Aberdeen.

Reo Hatate Instagram / @reo__1121

All eyes are now on Postecoglou’s team selection ahead of the Scottish League Cup final next weekend.

Although the Premiership title is on course to head Celtic Park, the cup final gives Celtic the chance to earn the first silverware of the season and bragging rights over Rangers.

Hatate has already found the back of the net for Celtic in this competition too, as has Maeda.

Hampden Park is set to be bouncing and hopefully it’s the Bhoys heading home delighted.

In other news, “We just didn’t click”; Christopher Jullien opens up on difficult Celtic relationship with Ange.