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Celtic have had a lot of curveballs this 2020/21 season. In what they hoped would be their 10th consecutive Scottish Premiership title, instead, they have been constantly in the shadow of their neighbors. The Rangers are on the run with the league this season and lead the reigning champs by 18 points.
The Hoops also suffered a major blow in their Europa League career, falling out of competition in the group stage after finishing at the bottom of Group H. They managed to score just four points from six games and conceded the set of the most goals (19). Only Ludogorets and Dundalk sent the same amount, which reflects very badly on the Scottish giants.
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However, ever since, Neil Lennon has been throwing wild cards at his squad in hopes of resurrecting his poor form. David Turnbull has been a star in Celtic’s midfield, appearing with six goals and five assists in the Premiership since joining the first team.
Similarly, the boss focused on promoting Stephen Welsh, who has also made a huge impression in his role as a center-back.
Ismaila Soro also had great opportunities to operate in Celtic’s midfield, but he has not become a perfect starter like Turnbull. the £ 12,500 per week The 22-year-old has appeared only 13 times in the Premiership this season and despite starting ten games on the rebound, Soro stayed on the bench for the last two games, according to Transfer market.
Since his appearance on the scene, he has pushed Scott Brown out of the spotlight, saving for the last few games. On paper, the young midfield dynamo comes out better than the Celtic captain on several of his stats. According to Who scored, Soro has higher passing accuracy on average (90.3%) than Brown (88.8%) this season, suggesting he gained a bit more composure and control on the ball.
He also averages more tackles (2) and long balls (2.4) per game than his captain at 1.4 and 2 respectively. His delicate balance between picking long passes and defending Celtic’s bottom line makes him a solid option at Lennon’s disposal, and someone who wouldn’t just be there to gain experience.
He has already shown he can play at this level, producing some outstanding displays in his time on the field, especially after a masterclass against Hamilton last month.
Frank McAvennie also believes that Brown should be eliminated in favor of the promising Soro. Recently admitted Football Insider who believes that midfield and Turnbull are “the future” of Celtic, adding: “I’m a huge Scott Brown fan, but he should play less. They need to let Soro play more. He should be given a break and let Soro play. most games. Sometimes they should take Brown off and save his legs. “
Starting with the match against Aberdeen on Wednesday night, Lennon must bring Soro straight to the starting lineup at the expense of the veteran Celtic midfielder.
The Hoops’ sad campaign this season is calling for a rebuild, and playing the 22-year-old Soro and giving him more opportunities in the first team is a great way to do it.
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