Former Celtic player Kris Commons believes that Patrick Roberts can be the “main man” for the club during this season’s Champions League campaign, the Evening Times reports.
The 20-year-old winger is set for a second season-long loan spell with Celtic after finally completing the move yesterday from his parent club Manchester City.
Roberts was under pressure from Manchester City to play elsewhere for the 2017/18 season and he himself pushed for a move back to Celtic Park so that he could once again work under Brendan Rodgers.
Commons is urging Roberts to fulfil his potential this season and guide the club through the Champions’ League group stages:
The Champions League is where now you want him to go out and be the main man. That is the level that he should be aiming to be at. Patrick is one of the most technically gifted players I have ever seen at that age.
Roberts helped Celtic to win the treble last season as he established himself as one of the team’s most vital players in the latter months of the campaign.
You don’t want to see the same Patrick Roberts that we saw over the last 12 months because he is capable of going even further than that. Towards the end of last season, for three or four months he was virtually unplayable and that is where he will want to pick up now.
The Champions League is a higher level of opposition and that is where he can really show what he has got. He is a match-winner.
Celtic have been handed a tough draw in the Champions League that will see them face Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Anderlecht.