Ryan Christie has spoken about how relieved he was to score his first goal for Celtic, the club’s official website reports.

Christie broke his duck in the 7-0 win over Motherwell in May 2016, Ronny Deila’s last game in charge as Celtic manager.

The Hoops midfielder disclosed how important his first Hoops goal was when answering questions submitted by fans.

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“Really pleased”

“I’d had a couple of chances to score earlier in the game, and as you’d imagine, I was desperate to get my first Celtic goal. It was the last game of the season, and while it didn’t mean that much to the team overall, I was still really pleased on a personal level” Christie said, as quoted by the official Celtic website.

Celtic star Ryan Christie

Celtic star Ryan Christie / (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Since scoring that goal, Christie hasn’t looked back. He took his goalscoring abilities to Aberdeen on loan, but has since become a key part of the Celtic team.

Goalscoring has become key part of game

His goalscoring has improved in the four years since he broke his Celtic duck, as Christie has scored 19 goals this season, and was on course to make it 20 before the football lockdown started.

Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie

Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie / (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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It will be interesting to see if he can recapture his Hoops form when the team gets the nod to return. He wasn’t an automatic starter in tin the weeks leading up to the lockdown.

Christie is too good a player to be left out of the team for that long though. You would bet that he will be back in the side, and scoring goals once more when football returns.

Who knows, a Christie goal might be the one that clinches nine in a row, or a fourth successive domestic treble, but only time will tell on that one.

 

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