Australia boss discloses positive private chat with Celtic star Tom Rogic
Australia manager Graham Arnold has revealed a private chat he held with Tom Rogic this week as he stated the Celtic man is loving life in Glasgow.
Rogic has gone through a renaissance so far this season under Ange Postecoglou. The Hoops manager has given Rogic minutes in every single game so far this season. Whether it be from the start or from the bench, Rogic is being given the opportunity to be a game-changer constantly.
It comes after a dismal season last year under Neil Lennon and John Kennedy respectively. Rogic has been used to long spells out injured or being restricted to consistent cameo appearances. But he’s thriving under Postecoglou as he looks to rediscover his form once more.
And it appears he’s feeling great about life at Parkhead once again too. As quoted by Australian outlet Canberra Times, Arnold said the following on Tom:
“Tommy’s doing very well, I had a good chat to him last night and he’s very happy and everything’s going well for him. Tommy’s a kid where if his personal life his going great then his professional life then goes great and vice versa.
“So it’s great to see that he looks extremely fit, he’s had a lot of minutes, and working under Ange is great and he’s very happy.”
Tom Rogic happy at Celtic as peak years close in
It’s clear that Rogic is trying to find himself again after a difficult year. But given he has that connection with Postecoglou after working with him in the past, you can see there’s a trust there that Tom is benefiting from.
To say he doesn’t need to prove himself is inaccurate. But he has the advantage of knowing that Postecoglou is understanding of what he brings to the table.
Rogic is now 28 years of age with a contract that expires in the summer of 2023. There’s now a tremendous chance that he commits his peak years to the club. Something that would definitely excite the Celtic support.
We know what he can do when he’s in his best form. You could still argue he hasn’t quite hit the heights of what he’s truly capable of this term. But he’s getting there. His moment of magic against Aberdeen on Sunday was further proof of what he offers.
Tonight, he’ll take to the field for Australia when they take on Oman in a World Cup qualifier. Whilst we’ll all be praying no injuries ensue, it would be great for Tom to get back on the scoresheet or on the assist list for his country.
It feels like he’s in the process of a gradual rebuild up to top form. Let’s see what he can produce on international duty this evening.