Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer produced another masterclass of a performance on Sunday against Hearts.
With the Hoops running out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Callum McGregor and, well potentially, Vakoun Bayo, it was another great Scottish Premiership display from the team.
We may have faltered in Europe and scraped over the line in the League Cup, but our bread and butter action this season has been superb so far.
Ajer, again deployed on the right flank as a marauding full-back, gave the Jam Tarts all sorts of problems throughout the 90 minutes.
He consistently found himself in acres of space, willing to receive raking cross-field balls and expose the Hearts defence.
With pace, power, commitment and a shockingly capable cross, the Norwegian international is looking outstanding away from his natural centre-back position.
There doesn’t seem to be anything he can’t do.
Sure, I may be coming out with some playful hyperbole here, but when there’s BBC pundits like Neil McCann comparing him to Cafu (25/08 live match page, 16:25) , you know he’s doing something right.
Celtic supporters on social media were similarly enthused by his performance, with this lot taking to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Kris Ajer is an absolute machine
— Dec (@dec_h_shields) August 25, 2019
What about Kristoffer Ajer, a masterclass today, though they’d given him a whole section of the pitch to himself, sat in space all day, utterly unmarkable
Ran his legs off for the win today, #Ajer #CelticFC
— Eiméid 1888 (@YoungEmmett) August 25, 2019
AJER is the bhoy, an absolute piece of quality. He'll go right to top of the game
— Bishop Crosas CSC (@BishopCrosasCSC) August 25, 2019
Big Ajer is frightening man. Colossus of a Nordic human being
— Bungo_FCSP ☠️ (@Bungo_StPauli) August 25, 2019
every single week my love for big kristoffer ajer grows and grows 🥰
— Hez (@Hez_cfc67) August 25, 2019
Bayo was superb today but imo Ajer was best player on pitch. The boy is different class. Going to end up in same bracket as Virgil. Solid in defence, loves a good tackle, controls ball expertly, bombs forward causing panic in op defence. 🍀🍀
— Ⓥ Vegan Alba 🌱🌍 (@StevoMcKenna7) August 25, 2019
Is there a position that Ajer can’t play? The guy is tremendous. Adapts to whatever is thrown at him 🍀
— Mel 💜🍋 (@mel9samaras) August 25, 2019
Announce right back!! Actually don’t bother! Ajer is the man!!!!!
— Kevin (@Kevinopala1) August 25, 2019
Ajer is our best CB and also our best RB. Nothing he canny do
— Jamie (@Rocknrollstar13) August 25, 2019