Some Celtic fans react to Jeremie Frimpong vs Ross County
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.
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.
Frimpong is levels ahead of tavernier
— Knoxy (@LK67__) October 19, 2019
A like Bauer but there’s no way he’s better than Frimpong. Elhamed probably better defensively but the wee man is some talent and only 19. Great find.
— Paolo 🇮🇹 (@P__67) October 19, 2019
Great game today, we were mesmerising at times. Frimpong electric and don't even get me started on Edouard. What a player! £9m looks like a bargain.
— Georgina (@Georgina87x) October 19, 2019
Tremendous performance – 6 goals could’ve been 10 with a bit of luck in front of goal. Young Frimpong in the 2nd half was literally unplayable. Great energy & attitude all round as the players looked to amend their last two disappointing displays big time☘️
— matt mcglone (@MattMcGlone9) October 19, 2019
That was only FRIMPONG'S SECOND professional match EVER! This bhoy will go along way!!! pic.twitter.com/OgfktOH7vx
— WE EARNED OUR NINE IN A ROW ⭐️🏆🇮🇪1967 (@JGlasgowCelticK) October 19, 2019
Frimpong is gonna be some player..I love him already 🍀🍀 pic.twitter.com/R2wQwLOEjk
— Steviebhoy (@stevie75bhoy) October 19, 2019
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.
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.
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.