Benefit of Celtic players becoming full internationals


A place in the Denmark national team would be an appropriate reward for Matt O’Riley’s early season form at Celtic.  The midfielder is with the squad for the first time for tonight’s away game to San Marino.  Denmark are not yet guaranteed qualification for Euro 2024, so are likely to start with a tried and tested side, but it would be great for Matt to make his international debut.

Difficult, though it is to consider, the 22-year-old is on a trajectory that will make it difficult to keep him at Celtic beyond his newly signed contract, which expires in 2027.  Inclusion in Denmark’s squad for Germany next year will enhance his value.

It is also great to see Reo Hatate start for Japan (kicked off at 11.30 GMT) alongside Kyogo.  Celtic need to be a reliable route for player development, including for the international team, if we are to continue to attract top players from there.

Celtic can offer players the prospect of winning trophies, playing before 60,000 fans and (for now) Champions League football, but our domestic league has drawbacks.  Being able to talk about a reliable route to international football helps.

*Kyogo put Japan ahead just before this article went up.  He’s a player….

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  1. wangers hibs play before us on Sat – first look at a clement team obviously.



    It could be tough for the hordes.



    Hearts – celtic – quick passing should do it.

  2. It’s well seen that Celtic weren’t playing last weekend not a lot of the bhoys not posting on here,I don’t what to say,if I say anything about how the stadium is looking or facilities inside or outside the ground,I’m slated,but I’ll say one thing,for a few seasons I have been saying the stadium needs a good kick of paint ,maybe the moderator on here should start having a debate or his views on the look of Celtic Park.

  3. “TOM MCLAUGHLIN on 17TH OCTOBER 2023 5:31 PM


    Why are posters saying Rangers should be playing on Sunday this week instead of Saturday? What am I missing?”



    I don`t think you are missing anything ,Tom but my simplistic line of thought was that if Scotland`s two European reprsentatives were playing on Wednesday and Thursday, then logic would suggest the Wednesday team would play on the Saturday and the Thursday team on Sunday followed by the Wed team playing on the following Saturday and the Thurs team playing on the Sunday.



    I won`t be at all surprised if I have got that all wrong :-))

  4. Just heard, I think, that Greg Taylor starts for Scotland against France so another opportunity to play against top class opposition. Guessing he might be taking Andy Robertson’s place out wide, which might suit him. Should be a good experience for all concerned, hopefully the performance included.

  5. i’ve always been into Rave Music, Sonics, The Chemical Brothers are touching down Jam&Spoon. in Glasgow.



    I could have been @ that rave,I know it’s unlikely, I was wanting to go to 1 mair rave. 52 next June.

  6. I have always thought Mikey Johnston would take the final sterp and become a superb player for us. I no longer think that so, come on, Mikey, make a fool of me:-))


    Cheerio for now.

  7. Evening all.








    Ross County or Hearts??







    It’s hardly Daddy or Chips?






    Roasted cheese or Toasted cheese?



    Stick of rock or stalk of rock? :)



    Nite y’all



    Early rise

  8. Swear to fek that International breaks are interminable.



    I pray for the people of both Palestine and Israel, nice political distraction from Russia Ukraine…no wonder I sometimes despair



    I expect that the GB will b banned from the Athletico game….their response was both antagonistic and pathetic….therfore a ban is warranted….there is a part of that group that use Celtic, but are not of Celtic



    PeteC…I’ll c u Nov 3rd wae the rest of the Shipbank Shipwrecks




  9. Oh my…are Scotland playing tonight? couldn’t care less. Let me know when SFA reform happens…I’ll not hold my breath

  10. SFTB….you called me weeks ago…I assumed it was an ass dial….or u still think am Big Jimmy…u need a five?




  11. SFTB…I haven’t kicked a ball in anger since my nephew was about 12…so a while ago….I miss it….am available ;-))

  12. One thing for sure if you happened to play for Celtic you have no chance of being a co commentator on any of the sports channel even in the studio the girl who host the show also works for Hun TV then there’s ex hun player Hutton on the panel,absolute disgrace,

  13. TheLurkinTim,



    Apologies for not making the Lazio game. I was not very well.



    Sounds like a day oot. I’m up for it.

  14. The only thing stopping England winning the Euros next year, and/or the World Cup is Southgate, he’s too cautious

  15. Cooking sherry? Make mine a large.



    In Gaelic corner tonight and I was knackered with heat and sun but after a few libations I have my second wind.



    Wee Shaz is knackered 🤣.



    D :)

  16. Watching Jude Bellingham on C4.



    What a clever, respectful young man. A credit to his parents and football.

  17. Hello again all you young rebels.



    Just wakened this lovely Aus morning.


    In great fettle, that’s until I turned on the world news.


    Oh my god, such sad scenes.


    How can human beings be so cruel ?


    H.H. Mick

  18. Cracking player Bellingham but let himself down tonight Italian player pushed him with 2 hands on the chest but he collapsed holding his face !

  19. Morning PARK ROAD



    Hope all is well with you and family.


    Any big holidays planned ?


    We had a young 20 year old girl over from Glasgow last week


    going on a tour of the east coast of Oz on her own.


    Always amazes me, these spunky kids.


    H H. Mick

  20. MM – and all you Ausie bhoys and all Celts in hot places how do you cope on a daily basis?



    My fair skin has takin a battering this week from 44 to 31. The drink must be sweating right oot me man.






    D :)

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