Celtic fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to the performance of Leicester City-owned defender Filip Benkovic against Hibernian.
Benkovic, who joined Glasgow giants Celtic on loan from Premier League club Leicester in the summer transfer window, featured for the Hoops in their Scottish Premiership match against Hibs at Celtic Park on Saturday afternoon.
Although Brendan Rodgers’s side conceded two goals in their 4-2 win, the performance of the 21-year-old central defender was very encouraging and very good.
The win against Hibernian means that the Hoops are now second in the Scottish Premiership table with 19 points from nine matches, just three points behind leaders Heart of Midlothian.
Celtic fans were impressed with the display produced by the 21-year-old Croatia Under-21 international central defender, who joined Leicester from Dinamo Zagreb in the summer transfer window for a fee reported by Sky Sports to be worth £13 million.
Below are some of the best comments:
I bet Benkovic will have the Celtic crest tattooed on him by next week the big man just gets it and knows what Celtic is all about.— C.G (@garland_conor) October 20, 2018
Cracking Celtic performance today. McGregor was utterly stunning all over the park. Rogic was sublime. Benković and Boyata both brilliant. Édouard way beyond his years in terms of talent.— Andrew (@Hullbhoy) October 20, 2018
Benkovic absolutely strolled through that game today ...he’s a class player and will prove to be a world class centre back one day #celtic— Big Tee (@BigTee1888) October 20, 2018
Celtic were superb going forward today,Benkovic was like a young Derek White before he failed to fulfill his potential and Edouard was on fire. Forrest is in scintillating form and Tam Rogic’s maverick football is a joy to behold. RB is a still a major Achilles. Must be addressed— RaffaeloBonaccorsi (@Raffaelopietro) October 20, 2018
Filip Benkovic looked a class act as he strolled through today's game & rekindled memories of Virgil van Dijk in the Hoops.— Brian McNally (@McNallyMirror) October 20, 2018
Easy to see why Leicester paid £13m for him.
Pity is they have an option to end his loan in January.
Celtic watched him at Zagreb in 2016 without bidding.
Thot benkovic was diff class today and cruised it got to enjoy him while we can, thought 4-2 flattered hibs and we played some brilliant stuff at times best I've seen celtic since rangers game looking forward to semi final next week #CELHIB #CelticFC— Andy mclardie (@andy01mcl) October 20, 2018
If we're lucky we'll get another year from Leicester. Unlikely but we can only hope.— Anthony (@AntC1) October 20, 2018
Fair enjoyed that today Celtic Benkovic and Rogic superb.— Paul (@Celticsubbuteo) October 20, 2018