Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has described the exciting potential of Nir Bitton in the side’s midfield to the club’s website.
The Israeli midfielder has had to wait for his chance this season, but Gordon likes what he sees in the partnership between Bitton and captain Scott Brown in the middle of the side.
“Nir Bitton has come into the team after not featuring at the beginning of the season and has really taken on that role beside Scott Brown in midfield,” said Gordon.
“He is really calm and collected on the ball - He also has stature as he’s a big guy and is a good presence in there alongside Scott.”
It’s important for the Bhoys to retain strength through the heart of the side over the rest of the season because there are different challenges in different competitions.
Manager Ronny Deila will rotate at times, but Bitton and Brown have the ability to form a very productive partnership in midfield over the rest of the season.
They complement each other so well with Bitton a good player in possession, while Brown carries that element of intimidation, which can help to put the opposition onto the back foot in big games.
Bitton has that ability to create something out of nothing in a matter of seconds, which can be the difference for the club in tense games across different competitions.
One of Deila’s main jobs for the rest of the campaign is keeping Bitton motivated and effective in the team now that he seems to have found some of his best form in Celtic colours.