Darren Fletcher praises Celtic and Scotland ace Ryan Christie

Darren Fletcher of Stoke City scores his sides first goal  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Stoke City at Ashton Gate on October 27, 2018 in Bristol, England.

Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie played well for Scotland against Albania.

11th November 2018, Tony Macaroni Arena, Livingston, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Livingston versus Celtic; Ryan Christie of Celtic brings the ball under control

Stoke City midfielder Darren Fletcher praised Celtic ace Ryan Christie on Sky Sports Main Event on Saturday evening (9:49pm, November 18, 2018) for his performance for Scotland.

Celtic midfielder Christie played well for Scotland in their 4-0 defeat of Albania away from home in the UEFA Nations League Group C1 on Saturday evening.


The 23-year-old midfielder started the game and played for the entire 90 minutes.

According to WhoScored, the youngster took one shot, played four key passes, had a pass accuracy of 92.2%, won two headers, took 69 touches, and made three tackles, one interceptions and two clearances.

Scotland international midfielder Fletcher was following the match, and the 34-year-old Stoke star - who won the Premier League title five times and the Champions League once with Manchester United - was impressed with the display produced by Christie.

Fletcher said on Sky Sports Main Event on Saturday evening (9:49pm, November 18, 2018): “I thought that Ryan Christie was fantastic in midfield. I thought he set the tempo. I thought he was involved in all the goals.”

Stoke City's Darren Fletcher during the pre-match warm-up during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City at The Hawthorns on September 1, 2018 in West...

Jiri Jarosik eyes Celtic return

Meanwhile, Jiri Jarosik has said that he would love to manage Celtic in the future.

The 41-year-old former Czech Republic international was on the books of the Glasgow giants from 2006 until 2008.

Jarosik told The Scottish Sun: “When I am ready, I hope to have more experiences and, of course, managing Celtic one day would be perfect.

“Let’s not get carried away. I’d love to have a top coaching career and Glasgow is a great football city. But I need to take things step by step. I have a long way to go, but a return to Celtic in the future? Why not?”

Champions League - Jiri Jarosik, Celtic FC - Brede Hangeland, FCK.

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