Some Celtic fans react to Jeremie Frimpong vs Ross County

By David Walton

October 20, 2019

Jeremie Frimpong’s performance for Celtic against Ross County yesterday was certainly highly-impressive.

The former Manchester City youngster made only his second appearance for the Hoops since his summer move. His first came against Partick Thistle in the Betfred Cup last month. However, he’s continuing to make a better impression than many would’ve thought he would.

Jeremie Frimpong made his debut just last month (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Frimpong managed to notch his first assist for the club yesterday as he cut-back for James Forrest to rifle home. It was Celtic’s fifth of the day, and Frimpong had been marauding up and down the right flank.

Supporters were absolutely delighted in general with the Dutch talent. Reacting to his performance after the game, here’s what some in the Hoops fanbase thought of him.

Bauer now has plenty to think about

Rewinding things back 24 hours ago before kick-off, the right-back situation looked a whole lot different.

Hatem Abd Elhamed remains the first-choice. We all know that he’s the highest-quality full-back currently at the club. And that won’t change this season unless due to injury.

Frimpong arrived from Manchester City during the summer (Manchester City FC/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

However, for Moritz Bauer, he now has something to seriously worry about. The Austrian looked like the immediate back-up to Elhamed. With Frimpong only just in the door this summer at just 19 years of age, nobody would’ve thought he was getting his chance yesterday.

But despite the fact that Bauer was fit, Lenny wasn’t for playing him. Instead he put his trust in the former Man City kid, and it reaped the rewards. He was full of life and energy down the right. Perhaps most impressively, however, was that he wasn’t overawed by Celtic Park.

He added to his Partick performance with another fine display here. All of a sudden, there’s a real fight on our hands for who challenges Elhamed as back-up.

Moritz Bauer has a real fight on his hands (Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

Bauer is only on loan from Stoke, but has looked really impressive whenever given a chance. But has Frimpong proved that he can be our number two? That may be the more attractive proposition considering Frimpong is ours to keep.

Bauer will get more and more chances as the season goes on. However, by the looks of things, we shouldn’t expect Frimpong to just sit back with the development team all season.