Patrick Roberts’ mature comments about his Celtic situation

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Patrick Roberts is currently on loan at Celtic from Manchester City.

Celtic winger Patrick Roberts has suggested on the club’s official website that he understands his current situation at the club.

Roberts is a very talented and promising young winger, but the 19-year-old is struggling for playing time at Celtic at the moment.

The England Under-20 international, who joined the Bhoys on loan from Premier League club Manchester City in February 2016, has suggested that he understands why he is not playing as much as he would like to.

Celtic's Patrick Roberts shoots

“The manager’s got a massive decision because he’s got a lot of players, all of whom want to be playing,” Roberts told Celtic’s official website. “You want to play games but it’s all about the team and the manager’s been brilliant since I’ve been here.

“He picks the team, at the end of the day, so you just have to stick in there and when you get the chance you just have to play as well as you can.”

Patrick Roberts celebrates after scoring the third goal for Celtic

Roberts seems incredibly mature and appears to have the right attitude regarding his current situation.

The City-owned youngster is supremely talented, and it is only a matter of time before he gets an extended run in the team.

What is important for the 19-year-old at this stage of his career is to carry on working hard in training.

The future of Roberts does not lie with Celtic but with City, and he should always have that in mind.

Brendan Rodgers’s side at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 34 points from 12 matches, eight points clear of second-placed Heart of Midlothian with three games in hand.

The Glasgow giants will return to action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Motherwell away from home at the Fir Park Stadium in the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic's Patrick Roberts

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