Tony Watt’s Twitter post today saw him have a light-hearted pop at former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.
The new CSKA Sofia striker was responding to comments made by Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans on Scotland. The Belgian is getting set to face the Scots tonight with his national team, and compared them to San Marino (Daily Record).
Tielemans stated that there will likely be similarities between Belgium’s match with Scotland tonight and their 4-0 win at San Marino on Friday.
And former Celtic man Watt has taken the opportunity to pull Tielemans up on his comments. In doing so, he’s also had a little swipe at Rodgers too. You can see the post for yourself below:
We already had reason not to support Leicester 👍 come on to f*^k youri lad… pic.twitter.com/Jx19dWDnfV
— Tony Watt (@32watto_) September 9, 2019
Quotes taken totally out of context
In fairness to Tielemans, he didn’t say Scotland are the same as San Marino. He simply stated that both Scotland and San Marino are defensive, and that he expects it to be a similar game. He’s not wrong either. Scotland have been extremely defensive under Steve Clarke, and that was shown after they went 1-0 ahead against Russia.
Tielemans also stated in the Daily Record that Scotland have some quality players. He also expects Belgium to have more space, which shows he knows Scotland will attack more than San Marino. In truth, it’s a bit of a hullabaloo about nothing.
Watt, however, is clearly just as disappointed with Rodgers’ departure as the rest of us. The Northern Irishman’s switch from Parkhead to the King Power Stadium still infuriates the Hoops support. The audacity of the betrayal and the timing of it continues to be a sore one to take.
In any case, all parties have moved on from the situation even if a bitter taste still lingers. Celtic are flying once again under Neil Lennon, and supporters are back onside with the Northern Irishman after a rocky start to the season.
As for Watt, he’s scored two goals in nine games for Sofia since joining this summer. His side were knocked out of the Europa League at the third qualifying round, so there will definitely be no Celtic reunion this season either.
But it’s clear he’s still finding time to keep up with what’s going on back home.