Australia coach Ange Postecoglou praises Celtic for standing by Tom Rogic

The young midfielder is one of Australia's top talents but struggled with injury until recently.

Celtic attacking midfielder Tom Rogic has certainly had something of a revival so far this season.

The Australian international arrived with plenty of optimism behind him back in 2013 but has so far struggled to live up to expectations.

The youngster arrived from Central Coast Mariners already a fully-fledged Australian international, but he has struggled with injury and form ever since and has only recently discovered his best form.

This campaign he has been exceptional. He has scored three goals in seven appearances across all competitions and the Celtic fans are finally getting to see the best of him – including a wonderful volley this weekend gone.

It is not going unnoticed with his national team coach. Soccerroos boss Ange Postecoglou is delighted with his upturn in form and the role Celtic have played in it.

He told Australia FourFourTwo:

“He’s in a much better place both mentally and physically.

“Obviously he’s had a tough couple of years. I think Celtic are certainly doing the right thing by him and they are giving him every chance to get back.

“There is no doubt that he his talented and he is starting to show that now. I think he has become an integral player for Celtic – if that happens he becomes an integral player for us.

“I’m really pleased, post our last camp, that he’s gone back (to Celtic) and he’s played a couple of strong games – the last game in particular.

“It just shows that what they are doing with him is certainly working and hopefully we get the benefit of that as well.”

“There were plenty of opportunities for him and Celtic to part ways when he was struggling, but now that he is doing well its think really important that he just keeps doing what he’s doing.”

Rogic’s form is certainly proving to be one of the more uplifting tales of the Celtic season, but they will need plenty more of that from the youngster.

Celtic look like they have a real fight on their hands for the Scottish Premiership title this season with Aberdeen looking worthy opponents.

Rogic and co will need to continue finding their best form if they are to avoid a shock this campaign.

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