Celtic defender Eoghan O’Connell has spoken highly of teammate Kolo Toure to The Glasgow Evening Times.
Toure recently joined Celtic on a one-year contract on a free transfer after leaving Liverpool at the end of the 2015-16 season.
The former Ivory Coast international defender worked with current Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers at Premier League club Liverpool.
The 35-year-old centre-back is past his best and may not feature regularly for the Bhoys this season.
However, Toure has a lot of experience, and he will be an important player for the Hoops in their quest to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League.
O’Connell, who is just 20 years of age and also plays as a centre-back, has spoken highly of the former Arsenal and Manchester City defender.
The youngster featured for Celtic in the first leg of the Champions League qualifying third-round tie against FC Astana away from home on Wednesday evening.
O’Connell has said that he wants to feature in the second leg of the tie at Celtic Park next week, as well as play against Barcelona in the pre-season friendly match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday evening.
“It is obviously the manager’s decision (who plays against Astana in Glasgow),” O’Connell told The Glasgow Evening Times.
“He picks the team and Kolo Toure is obviously a very experienced player. He has played at the highest level for the last 15 years and shown his qualities.
“I will work hard in training. We have another game against Barcelona on Saturday. I will do the best I can in that and then just take it from there.”
Toure has a lot of experience and could do a decent job for Celtic, especially in the Champions League qualifiers.
The defender won the Premier League with Arsenal during the 2003-04 season and then again with City in 2011-12.