Timothy Weah’s goal and performance was a real highlight of the day, after Celtic won 2-0 at McDiardmid Park.
The on-loan PSG striker was a game-changer when he came on. Taking the injured Odsonne Edouard’s place up top after Oliver Burke had previously come off, he used his pace and movement to real effect.
The striker set up James Forrest’s opener with a fine turn and cross, before getting on the end of a Callum McGregor cross himself to double the advantage. As is becoming the norm, Weah celebrated in with the Hoops support.
And speaking after the match to Celtic’s official website, the Hoops forward once again couldn’t stop turning the attention elsewhere.
“It’s an incredible feeling coming into a difficult game and scoring.
“The most important was the assist for me because it was my first assist of the season. To get it at that time was amazing and to see the joy on James’ face was special. It was a huge relief and the celebration with the fans just topped it off.
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“All credit to the team, they played 100 percent throughout the whole match. “I’m so proud of James for getting on the end of the cross and I want to thank the coaching staff having the confidence in me to bring me on.”
This is becoming a Weah theme
The Celtic starlet is starting to make a bit of a reputation for himself when it comes to praising others.
After the win over Airdrieonians, Weah praised the welcome he received since joining Celtic. After his second goal against St Mirren, he turned the attention over to his team-mates for giving him confidence. Now, he’s once again moving the praise over to the coaching staff and his team-mates again.
Weah’s selfless attitude is something we’ve gotten used to, but his selfless attitude on the park was on show today.
For a new striker coming to a new country, it would be easy to snatch at things yourself and be greedy. Strikers, after all, thrive off of their own goals.
But the energy Weah creates makes you feel he only thrives off of helping his team win and helping others. Weah is quite clearly a team-player, and it’s helping secure results that we may not have had if he was greedier.
Another fine outing for the man who’s becoming a lot more than just George Weah’s son.