Another brilliant performance by Celtic for the second game in a row as we thrashed Hibs 4-0 at Easter Road tonight after our 4-1 victory at Celtic Park against St Johnstone on Christmas Eve.
Once again we weren’t troubled too much defensively and we were sensational in attack.
Maeda in particular tonight was excellent on the left hand side, scoring a wonder goal and causing the Hibs defence nightmares with his pace and directness.
But he was just pipped to the Man of the Match award tonight by Aussie midfielder Aaron Mooy, who scored his first two goals for Celtic.
He was absolutely superb and ran the game for us tonight.
I think it’s taken Celtic fans, well some fans at least time to warm up to Mooy, and I think his performances in the World Cup for Australia were a wake up call for many fans who were dismissive of his abilities or were perhaps on the fence with him.
He is so calm and relaxed on the ball that he seems to give some fans the impression that he slows the game down, which isn’t true, he can certainly do that if needed at the end of a game to see out a win, but that isn’t a fair assessment of his overall ability to dictate games.
Considering we were struggling to score in our last two games before he came in and then he starts the next two and we score four goals in both of them, it tells you what a key player he can be for us in the middle of the park.
I think for the first time in recent memory, manager Ange Postecoglou really has a selection headache over a number of positions going into a derby game, and I will write more on that tomorrow, but one of these decisions he will have to make is deciding whether to continue with Mooy in midfield or whether he decides to switch things around and puts him back on the bench.
But whatever his decision is come next Monday, it seems Celtic fans all seem to agree on what he should do after tonight’s wonderful display from him.
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