Celtic manager Ronny Deila has paid tribute to youngster Patrick Roberts following his two-goal heroics in Saturday's 3-1 win over Hearts at Parkhead.
The 19-year-old midfielder - on loan from Manchester City - netted his first two senior goals this afternoon in a victory which took the Hoops seven points clear of second-placed Aberdeen in the race for Scottish Premiership glory.
By virtue of the fact that he is a product of the Sky Blues' academy, Roberts is clearly a very gifted footballer, and he proved as much with the manner of his second goal as he chipped the ball over a helpless Neil Alexander on 49 minutes.
The Norwegian manager claims that he is indeed a special talent, and suggests that the Bhoys fans can expect to see more of Roberts - who has started just two games since joining in February - in the near future.
RD: He was very, very good. Every time he has the ball in the right spaces something is happening. We just have to keep feeding him the ball— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) April 2, 2016
RD: You can see that he’s a special talent. He’s hungry and today he was the difference for us. It will be hard to leave him out after this.— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) April 2, 2016
It may have taken a few months, but it is great to see Roberts - who signed an 18-month loan - reminding everybody why he is such a prospect.
His long-term future, at this time, remains unclear, but Celtic fans will surely be looking forward to seeing much more of him next season.