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Ntcham can become one of Celtic's most important players

Brendan Rodgers, coach of Celtic looks on during a Celtic training session on the eve of their UEFA Champions League match against Anderlecht at Lennoxtown Training Ground on December 4,...

The midfielder was hugely impressive as Celtic lost to Anderlecht.

Celtic's French midfielder Olivier Ntcham (L) runs away from Anderlecht's Belgian midfielder Pieter Gerkens during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Celtic and...

Celtic's Champions League campaign may have ended in further disappointment as they were beaten 1-0 at home to Anderlecht last night but there was a positive to take in the performance of Olivier Ntcham, who impressed following his introduction as a substitute.

Ntcham entered the fray at the start of the second half and proceeded to produce an eye-catching display as he retained possession effectively and helped to significantly improve the attacking threat that Celtic posed.


Celtic's French midfielder Olivier Ntcham (R) vies with Anderlecht's French midfielder Adrien Trebel during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Celtic and Anderlecht...

The 21-year-old midfielder is a fine prospect and, having impressed in patches since joining from Manchester City in the summer, he will now hope to be afforded the opportunity to establish himself as one of the most important players for Brendan Rodgers' side.

A France U21 international, Ntcham is strong physically, while he also possesses impressive technique and seems well suited to performing on the European stage.

Marco Verratti of PSG and Olivier Ntcham of Celtic during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Paris Saint-Germain and Celtic FC at Parc des Princes on November 22, 2017 in...

With Celtic now in the Europa League after finishing in third place in their Champions League group, there should be further opportunities for Ntcham to test himself against European sides, and on last night's evidence he is certainly capable of thriving.

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