Celtic’s Jeremie Frimpong is only at the beginning of his career, but he already looks to be a player with a very bright future in the game.
Frimpong, who is only 19, has become a mainstay in the Hoops side in recent months. That continued as he played in Celtic’s 2-1 win over Aberdeen on Saturday.
After the game, Celtic assistant manager and long time coach at the club praised Frimpong’s performance, and disclosed that the Hoops are aiming to make the starlet an even better player.
“It’s up to us”
“Jeremie Frimpong has been terrific. He’s a great guy as well. He’s still learning the game. He just plays with a freedom, and it’s up to us to drip feed him the tactical side of the game” Kennedy told the official Celtic Twitter account.
🗣️ John Kennedy: "@JeremieFrimpong has been terrific. He’s a great guy as well. He’s still learning the game. He just plays with a freedom, and it’s up to us to drip feed him the tactical side of the game."#CELABE #SPFL
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 21, 2019
Once he gets the ‘drip feed’ of the tactics, Frimpong could become an even better player for the Hoops. At the moment, as Kennedy identifies, he plays with the freedom of a teenager. That might catch him out at times, when he was sent off in the Betfred Cup Final for example.
Hoops will want to keep player’s current attributes
However, Celtic will not want to knock that trait out of his game completely. They will want to combine tactical knowledge with the raw excitement of Frimpong’s game.
It is a good sign for the player that even though the Hoops are looking to make him an even better player, they still have confidence in his abilities to keep him in the team.
That should continue for the next two games at the very least. Frimpong has played well enough that he has to start against St Mirren and Rangers.
Then he will travel to Dubai for Celtic’s winter break training camp. Then Celtic can start the process of making Frimpong an even better player. Should that happen, watch out the rest of the Premiership.