Earlier this month, we told you how Roberts was reportedly considering cutting his loan spell with the Spaniards short after failing to win a regular starting berth, but last night’s 2-0 win over Espanyol seems to have put paid to that.
Roberts was in glittering form playing on the right-wing, in place of regular midfielder Portu, and has now started three consecutive La Liga matches after waiting several months for his first.
Defeating Espanyol is a big deal for Girona, who consider the fixture a big derby clash, and Roberts’ performance has caught the eye of many watching punter – and it seems any hopes of Celtic luring him back to Glasgow any time soon are pretty remote:
Patrick Roberts is abusing this Espanyol player
— Les Owens (@GoodKidManCity) November 25, 2018
Thought Roberts had some nice moments for Girona. Certainly starting to get used to new surroundings/league etc. Three starts in a row in LaLiga now.
— Samuel Marsden (@samuelmarsden) November 25, 2018
Patrick Roberts best game for Girona, that. Given another chance with Portu unavailable and he has taken it. Some smart moves cutting inside, generating danger on the break with his speed. Release of the ball needs to be better but otherwise, impressed again. #MCFC
— David Cartlidge (@davidjaca) November 25, 2018
Most dribbles completed in Girona's 3-1 win over Espanyol this evening:
5 • Patrick Roberts (21)
2 • Pere Pons
1 • Marc Muniesa
1 • Borja García
1 • Sergi Darder
More than double any other player, and half of Girona's total; Patrick Roberts tore it up tonight. pic.twitter.com/pA88igAbs5
— Scouted Football (@ScoutedFtbl) November 25, 2018
— Jay Holsgrove (@JamieHolsgrove) November 25, 2018
What a performance that was from Patrick Roberts last night.
— La Liga Lowdown 🧡🇪🇸⚽️ (@LaLigaLowdown) November 26, 2018
Lol, this Patrick Roberts dey form Messi ontop the Espanyol defence body #EspanyolGirona
— Ekemini Daniel (@dee_kemus) November 25, 2018
Patrick Roberts es exquisito. Ya me gustó mucho en Mestalla y hoy está chisposo.
— Carlos Márquez💯 (@Cmarquez1995) November 25, 2018
Do you think Roberts is suited to Spanish football? And do Celtic still have a chance of re-signing him next season?