Celtic’s 4-3 loss to Cluj and exit from the Champions League saw few players perform well on the night. The defence, Scott Bain and Scott Brown in particular all had poor games.

However, there were a few positive performances on the night. Both James Forrest and Odsonne Edouard continued their excellent start to the season.

The best performance from a Celtic probably came from Ryan Christie. He continued his superb start to the campaign by scoring his eighth goal of the season, which is a remarkable record when you consider that it is only August.

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Can always count on midfielder

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Even when the team is playing poorly, you can always count on Christie. That is a good thing at this time of the season.

With so many players currently out of form, the Hoops will be relying on Christie to get them into the Europa League group stages and earn a decent result at Ibrox.


Looks to thrive on responsibilities

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It is unfortunate that the Hoops are having to put so much faith in the player at this moment. However, Christie has shown that he is willing to take on responsibilities this season.

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Those responsibilities look like they are only going to grow as the season progresses. Thankfully, Christie looks to be the sort of player who will thrive when it comes to leading the team.

The Hoops will have to manage his workload carefully though, they can’t let the player succumb to burnout. For now though, if Celtic are to get over this defeat, it will be Christie leading the way.



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