Brendan Rodgers has hailed Stuart Armstrong after another impressive performance and backed him to star for Scotland later this month.
The 24-year-old midfielder has been in fine form this season, scoring 12 goals and providing six assists – and could feature against Canada or Slovenia over the upcoming international break.
At the beginning of the season Armstrong was in and out of the team but has become a focal point in a dynamic midfield role for Celtic.
Speaking to the media after yesterday’s 2-1 win to the Scotsman about the in-form player, Rodgers said:
He’s a big talent and he’s only going one way, which is nice for Celtic and for Scotland. There are obviously good players there with Scotland in that part of the field.
I have always believed that international football is about technique, speed, mobility and a tactical awareness of the game. And those elements of the game he has.
He has naturally good technique. We have tried to play the game a different way this season which hopefully he has benefited from tactically, and his speed and mobility are there to see.
So he has all the tools to play at the top level of international football in a really quick game. So he could certainly go in and play.
Stuart Armstrong doubled Celtic’s advantage early in the second half after Jozo Simunovic gave the away side the lead on the stroke of half-time.
Last season Armstrong struggled in a wide role bit has thrived in a more central role under Rodgers this season.
Celtic are in action again on April 2nd, when they can mathematically secure the league title against Hearts at Tynecastle, regardless of Aberdeen’s result against The Dee on Friday March 31st.