It hasn’t been a long time that Celtic’s Olivier Ntcham was contemplating an exit from Scotland. However today, as per Scott Brown, the Frenchman is looking all determined to becoming the driving force of the Hoop’s midfield. The talented footballer had almost left Glasgow last summer after he was wooed by the likes of Sporting Lisbon and others.
Neil Lennon, the Celtic boss didn’t seem too pleased with all those talks doing the rounds back then. However, Ntcham proactively cleared the air with him and made a way for himself in to the first team.
With Celtic sitting at the top of the table in Scottish Premiership, having won 24 of their 27 games, they are being talked about as the favourites to win the championship this season by all top online bookmakers, despite Rangers sitting at close second on the table.
Ntcham is here to stay
In a recent statement, Scott Brown said that he is absolutely convinced right now that Ntcham is more than keen on continuing with the Celts.
While his capability of delivering miraculous performances has never been in question, Ntcham does have the tendency of switching off a bit during the low key situations.
The skipper stressed that Olivier loves playing for the Celts and is showing the top quality of his football in every game. He can track back as well, which is what every manager likes.
One could see Ntcham play a little deeper than usual in the game against Clyde, which Celtic won 3-0. The moment he gets the ball, he has to drive to move forward.
And once he manages to get past some players, he’s definitely got the ability to score goals. Not just that, he has the vision of sending passes too. What is most important is that Ntcham is extremely confident with the ball and is always forthcoming in difficult situations.
The amount of talent that he brings to the table is amazing. His linkup plays with Leigh Griffiths, Callum and Odsonne Edouard have helped the team on number of occasions of late.
More on game against Clyde
Talking further about the game at Broadwood, Brown insisted that they treated the match against Bully Wee like business as usual.
He along with other players didn’t bat an eyelid, despite the wind-chill. As a result, the Hoops easily strolled to victory.
He informed that the Celts are kind of used to that kind of weather at Lenoxtown, and being in the middle of nowhere, they face that majority of the weeks. He expressed delight that some of the players who hadn’t played a lot recently, got a game under their belts.
Although Brown managed to score the second goal for the Hoops, he was immensely pleased that the team came out victorious without any complications, especially considering the tricky weather conditions.
He acknowledged the efforts of the entire team, who dealt with the conditions very well. The captain looked extremely proud of his team, but clearly also had other goals on his mind.