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He's getting better and better every game.
Best game in a celtic jersey. Never gave up, won most of his aerial battles, used the ball well, made tackles. Showed heart and desire.
Thought he was great today. He needed a performance like that.
Not as many passes to nobody or silly mistakes. Kept it simple and defended well.
Guy was outstanding today
Boli officially became a bhoy yesterday.
Fantastic showing from him today. That's him settled now
Again, never judge a player too early. This guy has the makings of being a top player for us!
BOLI Bolingoli has now made 12 appearances for Celtic since joining the club from Rapid Vienna at the start of July, and the defender has yet to experience defeat in the Hoops.
His 12th game was also his first experience of the Glasgow Derby, and the Belgian played his part in an impressive 2-0 victory at Ibrox for Neil Lennon’s side, courtesy of goals from Odsonne Edouard and Jonny Hayes.
Speaking to Celtic TV after the win, the 24-year-old said: “It was amazing for me. It was my first derby game and to win it in the way we did. It feels great and we showed that we’re a strong team and I really enjoyed the win.
“We knew that it wouldn’t be an easy game but we came here with a lot of confidence. From the beginning we controlled the game and won 2-0, so it was a very good performance from the team.”
Bolingoli wasn’t the only derby debutant in Celtic’s ranks, with Christopher Jullien and Hatem Abd Elhamed also getting their first experience of the fixture, while Moritz Bauer, who only joined the club on Thursday, came on for the last half-hour of the match.
It meant that Celtic finished the game with a back four who had no prior experience of a Glasgow derby, but their performance, both collectively and individually, belied this fact. They were all magnificent.
“It was our first derby game for Celtic and we all enjoyed it,” said Bolingoli. “We all knew how important it was, especially for the fans, and how important it is to win these games. So we were ready, everyone was prepared and everyone played very well.
“The whole team worked hard. It starts from the front with Odsonne Edouard, and everyone defended very well, and when we defend like that, we’re going to get plenty of clean sheets.
“I enjoyed the celebrations at the end. It was great and it felt amazing, even after the second goal, to celebrate it with the fans.”
Incredible to think we finished match with 4 derby debutants at the back and a completely new back five if you include big FF..
I’m sorry for everything I said about ye ya mad wee *!
Loved how every bit of trouble in the game he was the first there and shoving the Huns away.
Saturday night I like the way you move, Bolin-goli
Delighted for him.
I keep seeing/hearing this pop up
Been studying flat out past few days... Go on Twitter and everybodys surname has changed to Bolingoli?!?! * did i miss?!?!
Proving the doubters wrong, when fit a starter. Should have started v Cluj.
That is 3 very decent performances in a row. Nerves settled and the player inside starting to show.
I think he will do well here.