Celtic full-back Jeremie Frimpong played a key role in the Hoops’ 3-1 win over Kilmarnock on Wednesday night.
He beat Niko Hämäläinen on the wing and his cross picked out Odsonne Edouard via deflection, who gave the Hoops the lead after some great skill.
He also played a part in the Hoops’ second goal, his pass found Callum McGregor, who then passed to Leigh Griffiths who put the Hoops two-nil ahead.
Frimpong was a constant threat for the Hoops on the right, as the 3-5-2 formation played by Neil Lennon suited the Celtic starlet’s attacking strengths.
The only concern about his display was when Frimpong was caught by an Alan Power challenge before the end of the game. He was forced off with an injury.
Some Celtic fans on social media were impressed with Frimpong’s performance.
One fan claimed his assist for Edouard’s goal was ‘outstanding’. Another fan proclaimed him ‘excellent’.
Here are some of the best reactions from social media to Frimpong’s performance:
First time Frimpong has run at player and creates something. Let him loose
— steven (@Beaumontbhoy) January 22, 2020
— 𝐉𝐉 (@jillj579) January 22, 2020
— Brian Feighan 👦👧👶🐕🍋🍀 (@Bani_Ha_Fringe) January 22, 2020
Pretty convincing if we are being honest. Few concerns with our back line at times, but benefit of the doubt given that it’s a new shape.
Frimpong excellent for the goal, Edouard unreal.
Please leave free kicks for Eddy.
— Cal (@CMcCeltic) January 22, 2020
Frimpong again 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Sean O'Connor (@SeanOConnor23) January 22, 2020
Another good run from Frimpong
Yassss Griff 🤫 🍀🍀🍀💯⚽
— JBhoy67 🍀🍻💚 (@AllModCons1888) January 22, 2020
— Rebecca Craig (@0102Craig) January 22, 2020
good to see frimpong take on his player
— jonnybhoy (@jonnybhoyabides) January 22, 2020
There is no doubt that Frimpong has thrived for the Hoops since he became a regular in the Celtic first-team. He has played liked a veteran, not a player who is at the start of their career.
Hopefully not too badly injured
Hopefully Frimpong isn’t too badly injured, as he has been a revelation for the Hoops since breaking into the first-team.
The fact that it took so long to get him off the pitch when he was taken off has to be a concern.
He has been excellent, and it would be a shame if his great season was curtailed after what has been a very promising start to his Hoops career.
Neil Lennon’s post-match update will tell us more, but Frimpong will no doubt have plenty of good wishes from the Celtic support.