Celtic's James Forrest finally getting the credit he deserves
James Forrest’s exploits for Celtic and Scotland recently have finally seen him given the recognition he deserves.
In his last 11 competitive games, Forrest has notched 12 goals. This is including his hat-trick for Scotland against Israel.
He has five in two games for his country, and has dragged them to a Euro 2020 play-off almost single-handed.
The winger is on fine form for Celtic too. He recently notched four goals in one game, sparking Celtic’s recent domestic dominance.
However, he hasn’t always been the flavour of the month for fans at Parkhead.
Never seen consistency from him and I don’t think we ever will. On his day he is a great player but 3-4 good days doesn’t cut it
— Simply [⭐] Celtic (@TheHoopsFan) August 10, 2016
honestly would’ve been happier with the news that we’d sold him.
— Lewis Mc (@Lego_Lewis_92) August 10, 2016
Under Brendan Rodgers, Forrest has been a revelation. Rodgers has had many success stories in terms of managing individual players to better themselves at Celtic.
Tom Rogic and Callum McGregor spring to mind, but Forrest is probably his number one talent.
The difference in the winger is night and day since Rodgers took charge. He’s now been consistently one of Celtic’s best players for the last 18 months.
It has taken time for the Celtic fans to feel safe enough to fully trust Forrest. He’s always had his ardent supporters, but also his extreme doubters.
No one can deny in the last 18 months, however, he’s been markedly improved, adding consistency to his game.
In regards to his performance against Israel, some fans on twitter were quick to praise the winger.
James Forrest needs to calm doon. Teams are watching this.
— Hoidy (@Hoidy) November 20, 2018
Imagine being a Celtic fan and not thinking that James Forrest is one of our biggest assets? Clowns whoever you are.
— RabK (@r_kilday) November 20, 2018
James Forrest is in the form of his life.
— CelticBible (@CelticBible) November 20, 2018
James Forrest is unbelievable this year. Turned himself around from being the most frustrating player ever to arguably the best player for his club & country
— Paul (@P__67) November 20, 2018
Entering his peak
If he keeps this form up, Celtic’s resolve may well be tested in January.
However, the winger is a one-club man and has never made any noises about leaving Celtic.
It’s imperative that Celtic keep their in-form attacker, because it looks like finally he’s entering his peak.
The next few years may be fruitful for Celtic, Scotland and Forrest.