Celtic youngster Karamoko Dembele made his Hoops debut at the weekend and it was clear to see the potential of the forward after a fantastic performance against Hearts.

The 16-year-old came on at half time to make his first appearance at Celtic Park and helped his side to win 2-1 and was part of the celebrations as the Scottish side lifted their eighth successive title.

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Dembele impressed the fans but Tam McManus was also full of praise for the youth player.

McManus is a former Scottish forward who played for many clubs across his career, most notably Hibernian, and is now a coach at the Braidhurst Performance School.

In an interview on Football Scotland, the coach has spoken about how Dembele has all the potential to go on to become one of the world’s best in the future.

It will be very interesting to see what happens with Karamoko Dembele going forward. He has to be one of the most talented 16-year-olds I have ever seen and I know that he is rated massively by everyone inside Celtic.

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Whatever it is, he has it in abundance. He has that little change of gear and vision to see a pass that makes him stand out.

But the hard work starts now and I am sure that everyone at Celtic will keep his feet on the ground.

Now that he has had a taste if playing in front of 60,000 he will want more. If he continues to work hard and stays humble then Celtic have a huge asset on their hands.

The fans have really taken to him already and you could feel the buzz of expectation every time he got on the ball. The game knowledge and decision making he showed at 16-years-old was incredible.

McManus also had a message for the Scottish FA after the tricky winger showed what he is capable of.

You can tell he has been extremely well coached but a lot of that just comes naturally to him.

I know he is in the England set up at the minute but whoever gets appointed as the new Scotland manager should move heaven and earth to get him in our set up.

Celtic face Hearts again this Saturday in the Scottish Cup final with the Hoops looking to add more silverware to their trophy cabinet.

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