Chris Sutton praises Ryan Christie's Scotland heroics; believes performance will benefit Celtic

By John Reid

November 14, 2020

Chris Sutton believes that Celtic will benefit from how well Ryan Christie played for Scotland in the Euro 2020 playoff win over Serbia, the Daily Record reports.

The midfielder played his part in helping Scotland reach a first tournament since 1998. Sutton feels that in time the Hoops can reap the rewards.

He also had a brief word of praise for Leigh Griffiths taking the first penalty in the shootout.

“The benefit of that kind of boost”

“That takes guts because it’s such a crucial moment in a shootout. Celtic will get the benefit of that kind of boost and it’ll be the same for Ryan Christie” Sutton said writing in his Daily Record column.

Sutton then went on to laud Christie for his excellent performance.

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“You have to admire his attitude as well as his versatility, to be able to play so many positions at such a high level…he gives it absolutely everything. We all know he can produce moments of magic, but he combines it with a ferocious workrate. Christie is a manager’s dream” Sutton concluded.

Christie has had a load of praise since the Scotland game, with even former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher congratulating the player. Now we can add Sutton to that list.

Can become Hoops legend

There is no doubt that Christie will go down as a Scotland legend forever for the goal he scored against Serbia. However, he also has a chance to go down as a Celtic legend forever. That is, if he can help the Hoops win 10 in a row.

Celtic attacker Ryan Christie / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

If the likes of Christie, Griffiths and Callum McGregor can all benefit from Scotland’s win that that can boost Celtic as Sutton says then that would be great news for the Hoops.

However, the validity of that statement won’t be known until Celtic return to action against Hibernian next Saturday. It should also be remembered that the Celtic trio could be in action twice more for Scotland before Celtic play again. Who knows, maybe Griffiths will get a start in those games and bag a few goals.

Still, hopefully Sutton is right and the Hoops feel the benefit.

In other news, John Kennedy has talked up a link-up between Laxalt and Elyounoussi.