Brendan decided to change the team around on Saturday leaving out Jozo Simunovic, and putting Scott Sinclair, Paddy Roberts and Leigh Griffiths on the bench. All three eventually came on.
The loss of two main players in the middle of the park, Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong, meant a wee shuffle in there too. This game the gaffer the opportunity of starting Eduard upfront with Moussa just in behind him.
Both players need time on the park, and although Moussa still looks a bit rusty from the form he showed last season, he did enough to assist man of the moment Callum McGregor for the first goal. Eduard on the other hand missed a good chance to make it two for the Hoops, but again needs the minutes on the park.
The Bhoys need our support, it’s difficult coming into a winning team and trying to impress, sometimes players try too hard and things look worse for them. Fellow countryman Olivier Ntcham seems to be a good example these past couple of games.
Although he had a poor opening 30 minutes in Brussels, he did chip in with a fantastic pass for Kieran to set up Leigh for the first goal and won the ball in the middle of the park for Scott Sinclair to score our third. It would have been easy for the manager to take him off but chose to stick by him, and it paid dividends,
At the weekend he was caught napping a few times, maybe not having his captain beside him didn’t help. Who knows? But the Bhoy despite his price tag, is still only 21 years-old. He’s still settling in. Let’s show the same faith in him that both Brendan and Zidane have.
I’m sure they know a bit more about the player than we do…