The Celtic first-team are certainly putting in the hard yards on the training pitch. That much has been evident in recent months as we’ve embarked on a lengthy winning run and marched clear at the top of the Premiership.
That run extended to nine league victories on the trot on Wednesday as we defeated Hearts 2-0 in bleak conditions. But the Tynecastle clash also provided a moment that shows that the players are working on off the field issues. Well, sort of.
After Ryan Christie slotted in the opener on the half hour mark, he indulged in a coordinated celebration with Jeremie Frimpong. Despite looking more at home at the Emirates Stadium, it was a moment that showed the current spirit amongst Neil Lennon’s first-team stars.
And it was a moment that wasn’t lost on some members of the Celtic support either.
Christie and Frimpong having a handshake is player of the year.
— Graeme McKay (@gmakaay) December 18, 2019
Frimpong n Christie celebration at the corner flag 💧💧
— skiv (@lewiskiv67_) December 18, 2019
Hahaha Christie and frimpong’s celebration handshake is great content, announce gif x
— Steph Mc (@Stephanieee_mc) December 18, 2019
If any other players did that handshake celebration then I’d be raging, but it’s Frimpong and Christie so I’m absolutely game for it
— Levi (@levihalliday) December 18, 2019
someone get me a photo of the frimpong and Christie handshake this instant
— jabba (@afterIxughter) December 18, 2019
Christie and Frimpong’s wee celebration man, night made 👏🏽😂
— Róisín Kennedy (@Rosh_xox) December 18, 2019
NEED a photo of Frimpong and Christie celebrating together asap
— joseph (@jofuscameron) December 18, 2019
Frimpong and Christie are clearly getting on well
The incident between the two players may have split opinion, depending on your age, but it did go to show just how much a part of the dressing room Frimpong is already.
The teenager has only played a handful of games for the club but he already has a huge place in the changing room. It wouldn’t surprise you if he had a choreographed celebrations worked out for the rest of his Hoops team-mates. Perhaps we’ll get to see those other ones in the coming weeks.
The Dutchman was imperious again on what could have been a testing night at Tynecastle. Frimpong was targeted in the early stages by the Jambos but he stood up to the challenge well and offered a real threat in an attacking sense after the break.
Be it on the pitch or off it, he’s having a real impact with all things Celtic at present. Long may it continue.