David Turnbull couldn't stop laughing after bagging Celtic man-of-the-match award

By David Walton

December 24, 2020

It appeared that David Turnbull couldn’t stop laughing yesterday as he was being interviewed after Celtic beat Ross County.

Once again, the midfielder picked up a man-of-the-match award as he produced in another big game. Since Turnbull has come into the side, Celtic have won every single match. We’re now on an impressive-looking four-match winning run.

Even more importantly, the former Motherwell man bagged his first domestic goal for the club. It initially looked as though he couldn’t wipe the delight off of his face on Celtic TV.

However, it turns out he was clearly being fibbed by Scott Brown in the background. The interview itself was only one-minute long and Turnbull did well to keep a straight face when asked key questions. But in between he couldn’t help but have another chuckle as the captain watched on behind the camera.

Speaking to Celtic TV, Turnbull, said: “It was a great night for me and the team. Got the first goal and I felt we played well the full first half. We then got the second and it’s good to get the win.

“Obviously you want to play every game, they’re coming thick and fast. Just trying to get myself in there and hopefully I’ve warranted my place for Saturday through my performance tonight.

“If not then I’ll just keep working hard.

Turnbull warrants a Celtic spot every game nevermind just Saturday

Yeah the truth is that Turnbull should actually be one of the first names on the teamsheet. He’s absolutely thriving in this Celtic side alongside Ismaila Soro and Callum McGregor.

So much so that whenever he’s on the teamsheet you get excited. Many of us now just expect a good performance from everyone when the summer-signing makes the starting XI. He’s having an incredible effect on things.

Make no mistake, it’s not by some coincidence that Celtic have started winning games since Turnbull started getting a run in the side. He’s injecting a freshness that wasn’t there – a level of energy that we’ve badly missed.

Celtic star David Turnbull vs Ross County (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

When it comes to Turnbull, he just breathes life into us. And when you take him out of the side it shows. We become passive again in the final third as not enough balls go forward. His introduction has cut out much of the sidewards and backwards passing we’ve been seeing this seeing.

So nevermind this idea that he might have won a spot at Hamilton. He should 100% be in there if he’s good and ready to go. We can’t be snobby about certain games anymore or look to rest anyone. Every match is a must-win and every match must have our strongest XI possible.

Turnbull is one of the first names on that list now.

In other news, John Hughes left Parkhead clearly impressed with the Champions once again.