GERMAN legend Rainer Bonhof has pinpointed Scott Brown as the man Borussia Monchengladbach must curb at Parkhead tomorrow night.
The former Scotland Under-21 coach, now vice-president of the Bundesliga outfit, handed the Celtic skipper his international debut in a 3-1 defeat away to Spain in 2004.
Bonhof, who spent four years in the post while Berti Vogts was the international supremo, said: “I remember Scott Brown well from my time in Scotland.
“Of course, I worked with him at times when I was in charge of the Under-21 team.
“Everyone knows how good he is. Anyone who has watched him for the last 10 years knows about his capacity as a footballer.
“He’s been a terrific player Celtic, but, with all his experience, he’s even more valuable to the first-team now.
“When I first saw Scott as a youngster, I always felt he’d be a top player. You could see his power and ability.
“He had all the skills required, but, more importantly, at a young age he could read a match from his position as a No6 in midfield.
“You only had to watch him once or twice and you said to yourself: ‘This is a guy ready for much bigger challenges’.”
Hopefully, Bonhof will witness that again from the Celtic Park stand tomorrow night.
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