When Moritz Bauer came on as a second-half substitute in his Celtic debut against Rangers, one aspect of his game was immediately noticeable.
It was his long throws. He has the ability to get a huge distance on his throw-ins. The player himself has even mentioned it, and the problems it can cause the opposition.
“Create some chaos”
“It’s good because if you are 1-0 down at the end of a game then you can get the defenders into the box and create some chaos. It’s a good asset to have” he said, as reported by the Daily Record.
However, as yet the Hoops have yet to utilize what can only be described as a unique talent. It is definitely a weapon that Celtic should be finding a way to use more often though.
Bauer has the ability to emulate Stoke’s Rory Delap, who caused teams all kinds of problems with his long throwing ability.
A mystery why it wasn’t used more in recent games
It is a bit of a mystery why it wasn’t used more in Celtic’s last two league games. The Hoops dropped points against both Livingston and Hibs. Bauer’s throws could have been useful towards the end of both games, especially. They could have caused the ‘chaos’ the player himself outlined.
Hopefully during the international break Neil Lennon and the Celtic staff are working with Bauer on his long throws.
The more practising Celtic do on the training ground, the better the Hoops can use this weapon of Bauer’s. Very few teams in the Premiership have the chance to use a long throw to create goals.
That is why Celtic are fortunate to have a long throw expert like Bauer. The Hoops will need to start utilizing the weapon soon, as the player is only at Celtic on loan until the end of the season.
It would be a pity should the player depart the Hoops in the summer without Celtic scoring at least five goals with the assist of Bauer’s long throws.