Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to heap praise on Kristoffer Ajer, after the centre-back put in a match-winning display in the 2-1 win over Rangers in the Old Firm Derby.
The young Norwegian international was making his 16th league start of the season, and handled the heated occasion admirably amidst a scuffle between Scott Brown and Alfredo Morelos and a brawl following the final whistle.
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For a player just 20 years of age to compose himself and focus in arguably one of the biggest games on the calendar for Celtic fans takes some doing.
Ajer didn’t have to deal with the threat of Morelos after the striker’s 31st-minute red card, although he still adequately handed anything that came his way with ease to draw praise from a lot of Hoops supporters.
He also made a huge last-ditch block just one yard from his own goal line with minutes remaining to maintain the lead – a truly heroic effort that essentially sealed the result in Celtic’s favour.
Let’s see what the Celtic fans on Twitter have been saying about the youngster’s performance…
Thought big Ajer was outstanding today in every way. Well deserved win in the end and that’s the league.
— Alex Reid (@realex_8) March 31, 2019
Ajer won that game for Celtic absolute warrior and he gets what it's all about! Man of the Match performance ? #CELRAN
— Jamie Talbot (@talbot_jamie) March 31, 2019
Ajer was an absolute monster at the back by the way. His block in the last minute was sensational!!! What an absolute rock.
— LR.67 (@Popes_11) March 31, 2019
Kristoffer Ajer won that for us today, two massive blocks in the last 5 minutes. Love the man to death ?? pic.twitter.com/cntZfzv5Lg
— Liam Mosson (@LiamMosson) March 31, 2019
— WonderSleepsHere ✨? (@joneill07) March 31, 2019
Unreal from Ajer today – he gets what it means ? ??
— Edward Gallagher (@epg241991) March 31, 2019
I absolutely LOVE Kris Ajer btw, what a warrior, always the first one on the scene when theres an incident backing his teammates up
— Aylwin (@aylg1987) March 31, 2019
Ajer magnificent today. An absolute star.
— Stephen A. (@CrumbsTMT) March 31, 2019