It can be said that Boli Bolingoli had an indifferent start to his Celtic career. The £3 million signing from Rapid Vienna didn’t look that secure in defence at first. However, he never lost the support of manager Neil Lennon.
Now the fans are firmly behind him, as he turned in his best performance for the Hoops in the Europa League match against Cluj.
Played key part in opening goal
He set up Odsonne Edouard’s opening goal with a deft cross, and came close to making it 2-0 with a superb shot just over the bar.
Unsurprisingly, fans on social media responded well to Bolingoli’s performance, as the Hoops won 2-0. One fan claimed his skill to control and set up the cross was ‘superb’.
Here are some of the best reactions from social media to Bolingoli’s performance:
— david mckay (@DavidMckay79) October 3, 2019
Audacious attempt from Bolingoli. Not far over. See what happens when you play a left back at left back
— VanVlaanderen-Bolingoli (@lanterne_Bru) October 3, 2019
Lovely from Bolingoli 😍
— Laura (@LauraDee36) October 3, 2019
That is absolutely ridiculous from Boli Bolingoli. What a run and cross.
— The Grand Auld Podcast (@FritzAGrandAuld) October 3, 2019
What a cross from Bolingoli #celtic
— Patrick Geary (@pageary) October 3, 2019
What a pass from McGregor, great run and pass from Bolingoli and a lovely header from Eddy
— Seaniee- Bolingoli (@Seaneeee01) October 3, 2019
I wanna be Bolingoli 🍏🍀
— Brian Steele 🍀 (@TheHullster) October 3, 2019
Bolingoli been class so far! 👏🏼
— Ryan Kennedy (@RyanKen91) October 3, 2019
It should be remembered that Bolingoli didn’t make the Hoops team when Celtic played Cluj in the Champions League qualifiers back in August.
Since then though, he has been one of the mainstays of the Celtic side. He has even kept fellow left-back Greg Taylor out of the side.
Keeping recent signing out of the side
Taylor has not yet made an appearance for the Hoops, and that is down to how well Bolingoli has performed for the Hoops over the last month.
With one game to be played before the international break, it will be interesting to see if Bolingoli keeps his place in the team or if Greg Taylor makes his debut against Livingston.
It has to be said that at the moment, Bolingoli deserves to keep his place in the side. He showed that once more against Cluj.