Celtic recorded a narrow 1-0 victory over Dundee United on Saturday in the league – and some of the club’s supporters took to Twitter to praise Olivier Ntcham for his performance.
Neil Lennon’s side left it late to snatch three points in the Scottish Premiership fixture, as substitute Albian Ajeti fired in a close-range finish in the 83rd minute.
The Bhoys had struggled in the contest to convert their chances in the final third and were often denied by excellent performer Benjamin Siegrist in the Dundee United goal, but they eventually found a breakthrough.
Reigning champions Celtic have now picked up seven points from their opening three league fixtures and host Motherwell next Sunday at Parkhead.
Ntcham, 24, was recalled to the starting by Lennon at the weekend for his initial start of the season and was deployed in a more creative number 10 role.
The French midfielder showed some glimpses of quality in possession in trying to unlock the opposition’s defence and was substituted off in the 74th minute after a hard working display, but it was a tough evening for the majority of the Celtic players that couldn’t quite get find their usual spark.
A selection of Celtic supporters on social media were pleased to see Ntcham back in the XI and feel he made a positive impact at the weekend.
Here are some Celtic fans discussing Ntcham:
Ntcham is actually different quality
— Lorcan (@Lorcan1888) August 22, 2020
The Ntcham everyones been greeting for fur weeks has finally turned up
— Hectorini (@Hectorini9) August 22, 2020
Have to take one of these chances soon, Ntcham already done more this half than the first, Cmon!
— John McConnell (@JohnMcC28171320) August 22, 2020
Mental Ntcham is the best wonder in the team
— Liam (@Liam2TLR) August 22, 2020
I love brown but I’m converted -Ntcham starts every time
— andy (@EKisOK) August 22, 2020
Impressed with Ntcham’s work rate the day. 🍀
— Don Mc (@DMcL04) August 22, 2020
Can’t understand taking Ntcham off there and not Brown…
— Ashleigh (@AshleighMeikle) August 22, 2020
Ntcham the only one trying to create get Christie remains, unbelievable
— Ciarán Farrell (@CiaranF96) August 22, 2020
#DUFCCEL poor display and questionable tactical changes. The Broony debate has to be had, sooner or later. An eminently forgettable match, but 3 points in the bag. Ntcham the best player on the field by a country mile. #HH #10iar pic.twitter.com/LSazL52NWT
— Celticalicante (@celticalicante) August 22, 2020