"He can become a good player"; Sead Haksabanovic offers help to Celtic teenagers

By John McGinley

November 18, 2022

Sead Haksabanovic has told reporters that Celtic talents such as Rocco Vata and Bosun Lawal can come to him for advice, tipping them to have a bright future at the club.

Haksabanovic is currently working alongside Vata, Lawal and Scott Robertson in Australia with all three youngsters included in the squad for the Sydney Super Cup.

Vata and Robertson both got 25 minutes in the fixture against Sydney FC, with Lawal also coming into the match late on.

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Speaking after the game, Haksabanovic said [Daily Record]: “Rocco has a lot of good attributes and he can become a good player. He is still young and can still work on some things. That will come with time and experience.

“It’s the same with Bosun and a few others. If they need anything they can come to me and ask, but they’ll learn over time.”

Meanwhile, the Montenegro international was also reflecting on his own progress at the Bhoys, declaring that there is definitely more to come from him in a Celtic shirt.

He continued: “I feel good and my confidence is high after scoring a few goals. I am enjoying my football. In my head I am more relaxed but I want to do more. At first, I was new and I had to learn how everyone moved on the pitch. It’s always the same with new teammates.

“I feel more in tune with them now and it’s easier for me to read what they are doing. The standard in the squad is so high. Everyone here can score or create goals – we have players who can change games. I feel I have more to give as well – 100 per cent.”

Haksabanovic has already impressed in the early stages of the campaign, scoring important goals against Dundee United and Ross county, but you do feel we are still scratching the surface of what he can bring to the Bhoys consistently.

Hopefully his true potential comes to the fore once Celtic resume competitive action in December.

In other news, “Celtic have been great helping us make that deal happen”; Jim Goodwin has January confidence.