Willie Wallace comments on Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic

A general view outside the stadium during the UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and AEK Athens at Celtic Park Stadium on August 8, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Midfielder Tom Rogic has been at Celtic since January 2013.

Djordje Denic of Rosenborg BK is challenged by Tomas Rogic of Celtic during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park on September 20, 2018 in...

Willie Wallace has given his take on Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic to The Scottish Sun.

The 78-year-old Celtic legend, who played for the Hoops in the 1960s and 1970s, believes that he would beat the 25-year-old Australia international midfielder in a race.

Wallace told The Scottish Sun: “Tom Rogic? I have watched him a long time and I’d beat him in a race — even today!

“Rogic’s a good enough player, but put him out there when he has to look at the big picture? He’s not at the races.”

Celtic's Australian midfielder Tom Rogic has an unsuccessful shot during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow,...

Important player

Rogic has not been in great form so far this season, although he has played in some games for Celtic.

The 25-year-old, though, is a very good and important player for the Hoops, who will need him to hit top form as the season progresses.

The Australia international has been on the books of Celtic since January 2013 when he joined from Central Coast Mariners for a transfer fee reported by The Telegraph to be worth £400,000.

The 25-year-old midfielder has scored 32 goals in 147 appearances in all competitions for Celtic so far in his career, as stated on the Glasgow giants’ official website.

Celtic are third in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 16 points from eight matches.

Celtic's Australian midfielder Tom Rogic (R) vies with Rosenborg's Serbian midfielder Djordje Denic during the UEFA Europa League group B football match between Celtic and Rosenborg at...

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