Celtic’s recent 2-0 loss to Cluj in the Europa League was notable for two things. Karamoko Dembele becoming the club’s youngest ever European player, and midfielder Scott Robertson making his first-team debut.
Robertson, who is 18, performed well in what must have been a big occasion for the player. He didn’t look out of place in the Hoops midfield.
One man who was impressed with Robertson was current Hoops captain and central midfielder Scott Brown.
“A great lad”
“He’s got a lovely touch, and he’s a great lad, very humble. He works as hard as he can, and he did very well” Brown said, as quoted on the Celtic Twitter account.
SB: on Scott Robertson “He’s got a lovely touch and he’s a great lad, very humble. He works as hard as he can and he did really well (against Cluj).” #HEACEL
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 17, 2019
Brown’s comments show why he is the ideal mentor for the player. He can help the player improve his game in the new few years, before Brown possibly leaves the club when his contract expires in 2021.
Time duo spend in training will be valuable to youngster
The time the duo spend together in training and possibly on the pitch will be of a huge benefit to Robertson. If there is one player at Celtic that you want to learn from it is Scott Brown.
He has had phenomenal success in his time at Celtic Park. Brown has won a host of trophies, and led the Hoops to eight titles in a row.
He is one of the few Celtic players who have been a mainstay in the side for a variety of managers at the club. That shows just how important he has been to the team. It is a good sign for Robertson that Brown is already a fan of his.
Hopefully the pair can feature together in some first-team games over the next 18 months. It is too early to suggest that Robertson is the ‘next’ Scott Brown. However, he can certainly learn a lot from being around the Celtic captain, and he can only become an even better player as a result.