The former Hibernian forward, who now works as a pundit, was impressed with the performance of Christie for Celtic in their Europa League Group B game against Leipzig at Celtic Park on Thursday evening.
The 23-year-old midfielder started the match and played for the entire 90 minutes, as Brendan Rodgers’s side won 2-1.
According to WhoScored, the Scotland international took one shot, played one key pass, had a pass accuracy of 78.6%, had 56 touches, and made 10 tackles, three interceptions one clear clearance.
Ryan Christie has come of age tonight in a Celtic jersey. Immense.— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) November 8, 2018
Over the course of the 90 minutes at Celtic Park on Thursday evening, hosts Celtic had 47% of the possession, took 10 shots of which four were on target, and earned four corners, according to BBC Sport.
The win against Leipzig means that the Hoops are now third in the Europa League Group B table with six points behind four matches, level on points with the Bundesliga club.