‘Oozes class’: Celtic fans loved Filip Benkovic’s display in Dundee win
Filip Benkovic continued his impressive form for Celtic in the win over Dundee on Saturday – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter went wild about the quality of his performance.
The Bhoys earned a routine 3-0 home victory at Parkhead, which means they will be top of the Scottish Premiership at Christmas.
Brendan Rodgers’ side took a two-goal lead courtesy of strikes from 19-year-old striker Mikey Johnston, something that highlights the depth of the squad.
The Scottish champions then added a third through defender Benkovic and it was his second goal for the club.
Benkovic has made a colossal impact since he joined in the summer on loan from Leicester City and looks destined to reach the very top.
The 21-year-old is a towering centre-back that is strong in the air and very composed in defensive situations.
He’s also caught the eye for his excellent range of passing and a lot of Celtic attacks are started by him.
A selection of Celtic fans on social media were blown away by the Croatian defender’s latest display and would love for him to join on a permanent basis from Premier League club Leicester.
Here are some of the Celtic fan tweets on Benkovic:
Best performance I’ve seen from Sinclair in ages today. Mikey J unreal and Benkovic best centre half since VVD. Loved it
— Sean Whitworth (@TheYeti88) December 22, 2018
@LCFC all I want for Christmas is Benkovic, cheers
— ? (@Christieano17) December 22, 2018
How long before Benkovic goes for €100m+ .. I kid you not, the boy is special!
— Eoin Moynihan (@Moyno_Bai) December 22, 2018
Benkovic is better than VVD when he was here
— Elvis (@elvis_1888) December 22, 2018
Played very well today, don’t know how Sinclair and Ralston both didn’t get a goal, solid performances. Benkovic oozes class. Mikey J done a great job up front, lovely feet. Be good to add Boyata and Tierney back in. Big week ahead.
— Rab (@bhoab) December 22, 2018
Benkovic is different gravy. I love Celtic ? pic.twitter.com/qfCWcEKDkY
— ciarán (@NotoriousBAG_) December 22, 2018
Dear Santa, can we please have Benkovic on a permanent contract for Christmas please
— Joe Morgan (@joemorgan4) December 22, 2018