"Appreciation post"; Celtic fans are loving Patryk Klimala's show of resilience after netting vs St Johnstone

By David Walton

October 4, 2020

The Celtic supporters are fully appreciative of Patryk Klimala’s resilience after his superb goal in Perth today.

Emotions were running high at McDiarmid Park this afternoon after Leigh Griffiths had fired the Hoops in front. And with the hosts pushing for a quick response before full-time, Klimala showed all of his traits to wrap the game up.

Patryk Klimala celebrates his goal against St Johnstone (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

After collecting a ball from Hatem Elhamed, the Polish youngster took a crunching challenge from Liam Gordon. However, incredibly, Klimala immediately sprung up and smashed home a fantastic finish to ensure Celtic took the spoils with a 2-0 success.

It was a moment that’s likely to go under the radar after Griffiths’ heroics just minutes earlier. But the Celtic supporters have still been giving him plenty of praise on Twitter for his tenacity:


Klimala continues to remind Lennon of his worth

As much as many of us rate Klimala, there’s no denying that what really catches people’s eye – including the manager – is getting on the scoresheet. Previous to this afternoon’s game, the Pole had been given four previous run-outs that he failed to net in. His strike today will come as a relief.

Yet even though his goal was only Klimala’s third of the season, it’s clear he adds something different to this Celtic front-line. After another grafting display on Thursday from the bench in Sarajevo, he continues to be a valuable asset to have in the matchday squad.

It’s a stretch to say he’ll be given a lot of game-time when Rangers visit Parkhead in two weeks’ time. However, even now you can see the improvement in Klimala compared to last season, and perhaps even the start of the season.

Patryk Klimala with Neil Lennon / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The important thing for Neil Lennon of course is that all four of his strikers are making a contribution. Whilst Odsonne Edouard’s form can be questioned, the Frenchman still managed to score the winner in Sarajevo on Thursday. All of them have made a positive impact to kick-start the season.

That bodes extremely well for what’s going to be a mammoth fixture list between now and the end of 2020. Klimala, just like any of his strike rivals, will fancy playing a big part in many of them.

In other news, one of Klimala’s team-mates now has his sights set on Rangers after a massive contribution today.