Celtic fans flock to Soro & Turnbull Instagram posts as Griffiths, Frimpong and Hornby react

By John McGinley

December 11, 2020

Celtic midfielders Ismaila Soro and David Turnbull will know as well as anyone they turned in an excellent performance for the Bhoys last night.

That’s what makes their selection on Sunday against Kilmarnock so important.

Manager Neil Lennon could opt to bring Scott Brown, Tom Rogic or Ryan Christie back into the starting eleven at their expense, but he must capitalise on their confidence, or risk wrecking it for both.

The duo has been basking in the afterglow of last night’s performance and result, taking to Instagram to show their joy.

Soro posted a simple message in French, translated to “Grace of God”, alongside two photos of him in match action.

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That prompted a reaction from youngster Jeremie Frimpong in the comments, as well as hundreds of Celtic fans leaving messages such as ‘Unreal performance’, ‘Kante is just the French Soro’ and ‘Announce 10-year contract’.

Turnbull wasn’t far behind his teammate, taking to the social media site this lunchtime to say ‘Great night!’ alongside a picture of him celebrating his first ever Celtic goal.

It was a crucial effort that secured the 3-2 and gave Scotland a co-efficient boost, despite the Bhoys tumbling out of Europe.

Fellow professionals Leigh Griffiths, Tony Watt and Fraser Hornby were amongst those leaving a comment, as thousands of ‘likes’ flowed in to show appreciation for the Scotland U21 international.

Celtic fans are clearly excited about his potential, leaving tongue-in-cheek messages such as ‘De Bruyne is just a poor man’s Turnbull’ as well as thoughts on his performance on Thursday such as ‘You were absolutely fantastic man’.

It’s too early to go overboard of course. Last night was just one match in a difficult season.

Both Soro and Turnbull need to show consistency in performance, like the rest of their teammates.

Celtic midfielder Ismaila Soro / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, given some of the nonsense that we’ve had to put up with over the last couple of months, we can allow ourselves to get a bit excited about what they had to offer against a top Ligue 1 outfit.

Hopefully the manager now puts more faith in them, starting on Sunday.

In other news, there were Champions League implications resulting from last night’s Celtic win.


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