Timothy Weah last night refused to speak much about his goal, and instead passed all of the praise on to Oliver Burke.

Burke bagged a brace in the 4-0 rout of St Mirren, making him the story of the night. But Weah’s late fourth topped off a terrific night for the Hoops that seen them stretch their lead over second place.

There remains a lot of hype and expectation about Weah. Therefore, the pressure is on for the young American to succeed at Parkhead. You could understand why he would be keen to talk about his quick start to life at Celtic immediately following the St Mirren match.

Timothy Weah scored the fourth goal last night (Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

But instead, he was only interested in hailing team-mate Burke, who bagged his first two goals for the club on the night too. Speaking to Celtic TV, Weah was in no mood for self-praise.

“Yeah it was similar with the run behind the defence, and it was a great ball from Hendo (Ewan Henderson).

“It’s great to get another goal, but I’m not even worried about me today. I’m super happy for him (Burke) getting his first two goals.

“So we’re gonna celebrate that, and a massive shout out to the guys. They gave 100% the whole match and it really showed. The overall vibe of the team has been great since day one.”

As unselfish a striker as we’ve had in a long time

Weah certainly looks a player – that much we know already. But his determination to shift praise onto his team-mates after his two run-outs really express the selflessness of the man.

Despite bagging two goals in two games, Weah has consistently been praising his team-mates. It’s almost as if he takes self-praise as an insult, despite the fact he’s started his Celtic career on fire.

Oliver Burke also opened his Celtic account against St Mirren (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He seems to be full of self-confidence, but none of it is arrogance. He’s exactly the kind of man we’ve needed as a striker for a long time. A player not overly-obsessed with his own displays and always looking to give up individual gain for the benefit of the team.

Everything from Weah’s quick turn of pace on the pitch to his demeanour off it, it really does look as though we’ve bagged a gem, even if only for six months.

His next victims are Hamilton Accies on Saturday. If Weah and Burke can continue their fine start to their careers at Celtic, Martin Canning’s men will be in big trouble.

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