85 passes, 11 aerial duels won: Brilliant £6m-rated Celtic warrior shines during 1-0 win
Celtic kept up the heat on Rangers yesterday with a 1-0 win at Parkhead and in Cameron Carter-Vickers, the Hoops have a truly sensational player.
The defender checked in on loan from Tottenham during the summer. Ange Postecoglou has made him an integral part of the team and will surely be looking to land him permanently.
Carter-Vickers was the pivotal point of the Celtic rearguard. He defended with maturity and ensured that one goal was enough for the team to beat Motherwell.
A Tom Rogic goal in first-half stoppage time was enough to secure the win. It was arguably the rearguard that deserved the majority of praise, however.
As per Who Scored, Carter-Vickers was in typically combative form. He showcased some superb stats and highlighted his importance to the cause.
The former Spurs man who 11 aerial duels during the contest and also completed seven clearances.
He made three interceptions and managed two blocks, also topping the charts for the most passes of any Celtic player with 85.
Carter-Vickers had made 20 appearances for Postecoglou’s team this season and he’s looking like a really good piece of business.
Talent: Celtic must land Carter-Vickers in permanent deal
Some players just get the ethos of what it means to play for Celtic and the Tottenham owned player is one of those.
He has worked his socks off in each game he’s played and is typically top of the charts when it comes to defending statistics.
Celtic will hope to perform well in the game against Rangers that are on the horizon and they could prove pivotal in their title quest.
Having a solid defence bodes well in Scotland and in Carter-Vickers, Celtic arguably have a player who is far too good for the division.
It is claimed that the defender will cost £6 million and Celtic do have an option to complete a permanent deal.
Whether they win the division or not this season; Celtic must pull out the stops to land Carter-Vickers on a permanent deal.