Sunday was a triumphant day for Celtic.
The manager and his players have had to take their fair share of criticism over the last few weeks. It meant that heading into the Ibrox encounter against Rangers there was plenty of pressure on their shoulders.
New signings like Christopher Jullien and Boli Bolingoli needed big performances to prove themselves in the Hoops. They certainly delivered.
The defence was superb throughout the 2-0 win, restricting the Ibrox side to just a few half chances.
For Bolingoli it must have been especially satisfying to produce such an accomplished display.
The Belgian was an energetic presence on the left flank throughout both moving forward and when defending. The odd misplaced pass or two aside it was his certainly his best performance in a Celtic shirt to date.
He’s had his doubters but if he can continue to contribute in such a manner it won’t be long until he is a favourite with supporters.
With the potential arrival of Greg Taylor in the offing, he’ll need to continue to work hard to stay in Lennon’s first-team.
Fans were left impressed with his Sunday display, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Well done @CelticFC fully deserved victory. So many heroes on that pitch but I have to commend our defence and one man in patricular who fought for every ball. MOM for me Bolingoli HH pic.twitter.com/kKQvjJRuOR
— Celtic Gossip (@CelticGossip) September 1, 2019
Bolingoli was excellent.
This is a high level player we have.
I think he could become an integral figure for @CelticFC
He is nerveless. Plays with a smile. Never hides. Looks to play the RIGHT pass.
I really like him as player.
— Soviet Селтик ☭ (@SovietCeltic) September 1, 2019
Bolingoli gets some stick but the guy was fantastic today 💚 #RANCEL
— Joe🍀 (@_JoeMorgan) September 1, 2019
Bolingoli is better than Kieran Tierney
— West Belfast Tim (@KingHenrik4) September 1, 2019
Bolingoli man of the match what a plerrrrrt
— Jordan Tracey (@JordanTracey17) September 1, 2019
Bold move from Bolingoli kidding on he was terrible at defending up until this game
— The Fake Robert (@The_Fake_Robert) September 1, 2019
Bolingoli MOTM what a performance under pressure. Outstanding from every single player. Buzzing 🍀
— Graeme McLaren (@biggbo100) September 1, 2019
All our new signings all done brilliant today. I thought BolIngoli, who I've criticised was tremendous too.
— A Cybernat inspite of them. (@JohnCoy29071630) September 1, 2019