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Lewis Morgan backs Boli Bolingoli to be a success at Celtic

Boli Bolingoli of Celtic takes on Anel Hebibovic of  FC Sarajevo during the UEFA Champions League First Qualifying Round 2nd Leg match between Celtic and FC Sarajevo at Celtic Park Stadium...

The winger thinks the left-back has a lot to offer Celtic this season.

Boli Bolingoli of Celtic takes on Anel Hebibovic of  FC Sarajevo during the UEFA Champions League First Qualifying Round 2nd Leg match between Celtic and FC Sarajevo at Celtic Park Stadium...

Celtic winger Lewis Morgan has offered big support to Boli Bolingoli after receiving criticism for his start to life in Scotland, The Scottish Sun report.

Bolingoli has shown good attacking ability since joining the club, but also a bit of defensive frailty in European matches.

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The former Rapid Vienna man made a mistake that led to a goal against FK Sarajevo and was beaten too easily when Cluj scored against the Hoops last week.

However, Morgan has seen enough of the player in training to have hope he will have a great season.

 

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the 22-year-old said: "Boli’s got something to offer. We see it every day in training. He’s talented and first and foremost he works hard for the team.

"He’s adapting to a new league and a new team and everybody has to remember that. I enjoy playing with him and so does Mikey Johnston. I’m sure he’s going to have a great season."

Will Bolingoli come good at Celtic?

Morgan makes a very good point about adaptation and the effect that will be having on Bolingoli's initial performances. Moving from the continent to Scotland can be something of a culture shock, never mind the footballing issues.

Boli Bolingoli of Celtic FC   during the UEFA Champions League 2019

Celtic are also the biggest club the 24-year-old has ever played for and he'll be dealing with new pressures. When you consider he is also replacing a fan favourite in Kieran Tierney, it's not been the easiest time for him.

His attacking ambition should suit the Hoops well as he becomes more comfortable on the ball and with his teammates.

With a bit of added defensive discipline instilled into his game by Neil Lennon and John Kennedy, he could well end up a quality option on the left flank.

There is no doubt he has it all to prove but if he's producing the goods in training as Morgan claims, surely it's only a matter of time before he finds consistency from match to match?

Boli Bolingoli (left) of Celtic FC in action against Mateo Susic of CFR Cluj  during the UEFA Champions League 2019

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