Celtic starlet Ewan Henderson has disclosed the Hoops midfield quartet that inspire his game, the Celtic View reports.
Henderson has revealed that watching Scott Brown, Callum McGregor, Ryan Christie and Olivier Ntcham in training is helping him to improve his performances.
“The boys who play in the centre of midfield, like Broony, Cal, Ryan, Ollie, I watch them closely and try to pick up as much as I can every day when I’m training with them” Henderson said, as quoted by the Celtic View (Volume 56, Issue 8, Page. 21).
“You naturally look up to them”
Henderson went on: “You naturally look up to them and it’s great to have the chance to learn from them and try to do what they’re doing.”
If you are a midfielder who is 20, like Henderson, and you want to learn from the best? There is no better quartet then the four players he has named.
Those players have done it all for Celtic, in Scotland and in Europe. They have been the heartbeat of the Hoops side which has won the last 11 trophies in a row for the club.
It could be argued that Henderson could learn just as much in training from playing every day with those players than he would going out on loan at another Premiership side. Okay, it’s not the same as first-team experience but it can still be valuable to a player.
Manager can also provide advice
Neil Lennon can also provide Henderson with some advice if need be. It should not be forgotten that he was a very successful midfield player in his day.
Henderson is at an interesting time in his career. He will be looking for more game time. However, due to the aforementioned midfielders he is such a fan of his playing time is limited.
No matter where he goes in his career though, Henderson will have learned a lot from such a talented quartet. Hopefully he makes the breakthrough at Celtic, following in the footsteps of those he so admires.
In other news, Neil Lennon does not want to sell Kristoffer Ajer.