Virgil van Dijk reveals how he helped John Guidetti rediscover goalscoring form

Celtic

Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk has admitted that he's trying to help John Guidetti through a rough patch of form.

Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk is delighted to have seen striker John Guidetti hit the equalising goal against Inter Milan last weekend.

Van Dijk may be a mainstay of the Celtic side, but team mate Guidetti has been in and out of the team after a terrible run of form.

The Swedish striker, 22, started his Bhoys career sensationally, hitting ten goals in 11 games to make himself an instant hero at Celtic Park.

However, he then went ten games without a goal, and lost his place up front to Leigh Griffiths as Ronny Deila decided to bench his summer signing.

Yet the Manchester City loanee now appears to be entering another goalscoring run, having smashed the dramatic equaliser against Inter Milan in the Europa League last week, before making it two in two games with a goal against Hamilton Academical on Sunday.

Now, defender van Dijk has admitted that he tried to help Guidetti through his rough patch by giving advice to the striker, as reported by the Daily Express.

"I’ve been talking a lot with him lately as he’s had a tough time. Everyone has been criticising him but he’s still been working hard and has a good mentality," said van Dijk.

"He’s happy to be here and he scored an amazing goal for us that means so much. That’s what every striker needs when he’s having a hard time," he added.

Deila now has a selection dilemma on his hands ahead of Thursday's return leg against Inter at the San Siro, as he will have to choose between Guidetti or Griffiths to lead the line in his 4-2-3-1 system.

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