"That was filthy"; Listen to Chris Sutton's reaction to bizarre Celtic vs Ferencvaros own goal
Chris Sutton described Celtic’s second goal against Ferencvaros yesterday as “filthy” in what was an extremely unorthodox moment from David Turnbull.
The Hoops managed to overcome the Hungarians in convincing fashion. The 2-0 scoreline could easily have ended up 4 or 5. But the seal was only put on the game after Turnbull threw himself at the ball only for it to go in directly off Ferencvaros’ Balint Vecsei.
Not many cared how it found the net of course. It was a massive 3 points for both morale and our qualification prospects. And it certainly left Sutton taken aback too. You can hear his “filthy” reaction to the goal below:
Speaking about the goal on BT Sport, Sutton said: “Aw that was filthy from David Turnbull! Brilliant from Callum McGregor with the dinked pass – how easy do you want them? To be fair to him, he atones for his error of not scoring first-time.
“It doesn’t matter, it’s 2-0. Celtic are home and hosed and do you know what? The manager probably deserves that.
“Off his knee, off the underside of the bar – filthy!”
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David Turnbull shows commitment to the Celtic cause
Sutton may call it filthy, and it certainly wasn’t pleasing on the eye, but Turnbull showed real commitment to the cause. It looked certain that the ball was simply trickling back into the arms of goalkeeper Denes Dibusz. Instead, Turnbull launched himself at it and put himself in harm’s way.
Okay, so he didn’t actually grab the goal himself. Fine. But he was the catalyst for it as he caused mayhem in the midst of Ferencvaros’ final line of defence. He was able to cause so much uncertainty that the ball bounced in off of Vecsei, who had no time to react.
Last season, Celtic fans always felt there was a commitment issue. That too many players were left overly concerned with their own profile and image instead of putting their bodies on the line for the cause. Turnbull wasn’t one of them, and he showed that again yesterday.
So much so that he probably deserves to have the goal down in his name as opposed to an OG. The Celtic midfielder has come in for some real criticism in recent weeks due to a strong dip in performance level. But yesterday he came up big for the club, even if it was unorthodox.
Turnbull could still be producing more consistent displays, but his stats don’t lie. He has 7 goals and 3 assists in 20 appearances [Transfermarkt]. If you want to give him last night’s effort then that’s another direct goal contribution.
Hopefully, he can use the energy from recent displays at Fir Park and Parkhead to go on the kind of run of form we know he’s capable of.