ODIN HOLM got the nod from Brendan Rodgers to replace Paulo Bernardo in his starting line-up before the 6-0 rout over Aberdeen at Parkhead yesterday.
The on-loan Benfica midfielder started the Champions League game against Atletico Madrid in midweek, but was hooked just after the hour mark with David Turnbull taking his place as the Hoops collapsed to a 6-0 defeat.
Bernardo remained on the substitutes’ bench against the Dons with Holm, bought for £2.5million from Elfsborg in the summer, getting 53 minutes of game-time before making way for Turnbull.
Rodgers has already gone on record as saying he is expecting good things from the 20-year-old Norwegian, but also stressed the importance of the player meeting his expectations if he hopes to remain in the matchday squad.
JOY BHOYS…Odin Holm is about to join in the celebrations with Matt O’Riley and Yang Hyun-jun after the South Korean’s first goal for Celtic against Aberdeen.
The Irishman said: “We gave him [Holm] a start and he needs to do more. We said it at half-time that if you don’t start, then you come off because there is always someone to take your place.
“Being mentally strong is important. These players have that and you can see it in them.
“They will work hard, they will listen, they will learn and they build up that robustness. I am very pleased for them.”
Turnbull once again emphasised his worth to the team with the fourth goal with a delightful low strike as the Hoops secured three important points with Yang Hyun-jun also claiming his first strike for the team.
Substitute Oh Hyeon-gyu thumped in a stoppage-time double, Kyogo Furuhashi notched his eighth of the season and Luis Palma tucked away a neat penalty-kick.
The goals are worth a second look, courtesy of those good people at Celtic TV Unique Angle.