"Amazing team"; Weah's love for Celtic clearly hasn't gone anywhere

By David Walton

December 9, 2020

Celtic have been backed to secure the 10 by former loan star Timothy Weah.

The USA international was at Parkhead for a temporary spell during the second half of the 2018/19 season after being signed by Brendan Rodgers. However, when Neil Lennon arrived as caretaker manager, the then PSG starlet was dropped from the team.

Now, he’s still battling away in a bid to try and find a route into a quality-brimmed Lille side. With Jonathan David and Jonathan Ikone ahead of him frequently, it remains to be seen if the young striker starts.

But even so, he’s vocally backed the Hoops to secure 10-in-a-row back home, despite being 13 points behind to our rivals at the moment.

As quoted by the Daily Record, Weah said: “I feel it’s going to take time but they are going to do it, it’s going to happen. From what I know of Celtic from my time there, there are a team of fighters, who will battle through everything.

“The league race isn’t over until the last game. Celtic are an amazing team with amazing players and I feel they just need time. I feel they are going to do it and I hope they do because having been a player there, I’d love to see them do 10 in a row.

“They are not having the best season overall but they can hit us with anything at any time so we just need to go into this game prepared and focused on our main goal, which is finishing top.”

Lille game just needs to be powered through

This match has the feeling of a glorified friendly, and it would hardly surprise you if Weah gets himself on the scoresheet just to rub it all in. The truth is we all just want this game out the way.

All the supporters care about these days is the league. Trying to reel in our rivals is the top priority, and any other competition at the moment just feels like a distraction. Yes there’s an opportunity for momentum, but the Premiership provides us with the best opportunity for that.

But it’s still great to see Weah talk positively about the Hoops, especially considering how it all ended at Parkhead. He was an infectious individual when he joined the club and that’s being shown once again as he reflects on the Hoops.

Timothy Weah at Celtic (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The young American was part of a team of pure winners during his short stint in Glasgow. He helped the Hoops secure the treble treble with some big performances under Rodgers and Lennon, and it’s no wonder the Celtic supporters still remember him fondly.

Hopefully, he doesn’t produce the goods for Lille tomorrow night and we can finally start building some long overdue momentum.

Celtic’s mini-renaissance started against Lille back in late October, here’s hoping we can get a proper one going this time around.