DAIZEN Maeda stole the headlines with a quickfire debut goal against Hibs but it was his countryman Reo Hatate who was the undoubted star of the show with a Man of the Match performance in the heart of Celtic’s midfield.
The Japanese star showed us exactly why Ange Postecoglou was so keen to secure his signature and already looks like he’ll slot seamlessly into the starting XI.
A full Celtic Park welcomed the team back after the winter break and the Bhoys didn’t disappoint with an impressive performance against Shaun Maloney’s side.
Yosuke Ideguchi joined Maeda and Hatate in making his debut, but Carl Starfelt, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Greg Taylor also showed their quality on the night.
With our Glasgow rivals dropping points at Pittodrie we’re now within 4 points of the top of the table with some huge matches in store ahead of the derby on 2nd of February.
The January transfer window remains open for another couple of weeks but with no activity in or out in over a week Ange has indicated our signings may be done. We’ll monitor that space closely for any changes.
Tino, James & Sinky were on the mics to discuss all of the above and more.
(**LOOK OUT FOR OUR COMPETITION HALFWAY THROUGH THIS WEEK’S EPISODE**)
0:00 Welcome to The Celtic Exchange Weekly
2:13 Celtic v Hibs – A Dream Debut for Daizen Maeda & Reo Hatate
21:24 Is There a Media Agenda Against Carl Starfelt?
25:01 Celtic’s Impressive Defensive Record
26:40 The New Found Strength & Depth of the Celtic Squad
33.07 Youtube Competition – Win the Celtic Home Shirt
34:00 The Scottish premiership Title Race
42:15 Celtic v Alloa – Scottish Cup 4th Round
46:37 All Quiet in the January Transfer Window
52:34 Leigh Griffiths Released By Celtic
55:30 Episode 53 (Don’t Worry, Be Hatate) – Closing Comments
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