The Australian battled with injury trouble in his early days at Celtic.
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 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 season has seen him overcome his fitness woes and put in some excellent performances for The Bhoys.
He has now joined up with the Australia football team for upcoming World Cup qualifying matches with Kyrgyzstan and Bangladesh and has spoken about the mental side of overcoming his physical condition.
He is quoted by the Australian Daily Telegraph as stating:
“It’s not easy to cope mentally. Its part of football, you get dealt these things and you just have to deal with it and come back stronger.
“It’s been a learning experience and one that I feel has improved me as a person and a player. I feel as though I have come out of it stronger, it’s helped develop me further.”
There is no doubt that Rogic has improved this season. He has played 17 times for Celtic this term, scoring five times from midfield as he finally lives up to the promise with which he arrived in Glasgow.
No doubt overcoming those early setbacks both physically and mentally have contributed to his resurgence in form.