Former Celtic midfielder Scott Allan has praised Aaron Mooy and Daizen Maeda for their impact on the Hoops’ 4-0 win over Hibernian last night.
On Wednesday evening, the Bhoys made it four wins from four on their return to competitive action, picking up all three points at a typically tough venue.
Two players who had a big part to play in that victory were Aaron Mooy and Daizen Maeda, who scored three of the four goals on the night.
Having both joined the Hoops in 2022, it was the ideal way for both men to round off the year as they eye up a potential starting spot at Ibrox.
The duo were extremely influential in the victory at Easter Road and have been praised by their manager and several pundits.
The latest to pay tribute to the performance of both players was former Celtic midfielder Scott Allan, who labelled Aaron Mooy’s display a ‘midfield masterclass’.
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The Arbroath man also stated that Maeda is a player that any manager would love to have amongst their team, thanks to his incredible work rate.
He said [Sky Sports]: “I just think it’s what we expect from Celtic under Ange Postecoglou. Lots of the ball, lots of chances created and goals from all over the park.”
Speaking on Aaron Mooy, he continued: “I thought myself it was a midfield masterclass of how to take the ball, pass the ball, get in the box and just keep the ball moving, and great goals.
“Coming back from the World Cup, he will be full of confidence, and he definitely gives the manager a headache going into the Old Firm.”
Finally, on Daizen Maeda’s performance, Allan stated: “I think the work he (Daizen Maeda) does allows the players like your Jota’s and your Abada’s to find space on the park and allows them to get at players because of the amount of work Maeda puts into the team.
“He is a player that all sorts of managers all over the world would probably want in their team, just for the work that he does for the team.”
Celtic’s World Cup stars look to have benefitted from prestigious tournament experience.
It has been quite the few months for both Aaron Mooy and Daizen Maeda who were recently at the World Cup out in Qatar.
Upon their return to action for Celtic, their experiences with their countries appear to have benefitted them massively after a terrific performance at Easter Road.
They will be hoping that form from Qatar and in recent games can continue as the Bhoys aim for a winning start to the second half of the league season at Ibrox.
Ange Postecoglou certainly has a decision on his hands when it comes to the team he will play next Monday afternoon in the Glasgow derby.
The impressive performances of Maeda and Mooy will have to come into account, which could see them bag a starting spot.