Loads of Celtic fans have been giving their verdict on Thursday’s win in Norway, and they’re absolutely delighted with the form of Filip Benkovic.
Celtic looked to be heading into the season drastically short of options at the back, with Dedryck Boyata refusing to play and Jack Hendry enduring an awful spell of form.
The late loan signing of Benkovic and resurgence of Boyata has given Brendan Rodgers a clear first-choice pairing though, and the Leicester loanee was phenomenal again on Thursday.
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The Bhoys kept their European dreams alive with a 1-0 win over Rosenborg courtesy of Scott Sinclair’s first half header, but Benkovic was the star of the show.
He is only 21, but the 6 ft 4 in youngster looked like a man amongst boys if truth be told, completing 93 per cent of his passing, winning four aerial duels and making four interceptions along with six clearances.
Fans are desperate for Rodgers to make his loan move a permanent one after yet another dominant display, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
We should do all we can to keep him permanently as difficult as it would be
— Chris Royle (@KrisRoyle91) November 30, 2018
Gutted it looks like we’ll be losing our best CB pairing in years. Boyata will be bought by some mediocre EPL club who only have money to offer him and a ‘chance to play in the best league in the world’ What a joke that is! And Benkovic will be gone in the summer. Frustrating…
— Joseph McKenna (@Jinky20073) November 30, 2018
He has to be bought from Leicester, even if they ask for £15m!
— Joseph Stanton (@joestanton901) November 29, 2018
See if Leicester keep Maguire, can we keep Benkovic?
— Liam (@LiamUTLR) November 30, 2018
Here, if Goldson is a £10M centre half how much will it cost to get a replacement for Benkovic when he leaves?
— Alex Brannan (@AlexBrannan_Sco) November 30, 2018
Be gutted when big Benkovic leaves absolutely strolls through games
— Daniel (@DanielKennedy88) November 30, 2018
Can we keep Benkovic ??
— carol o’connor ???????? (@carolk23) November 3, 2018
If u think big Benkovic isn’t the best thing u have seen since VVD then your mad
— Thomas Kidd (@kiddycfc) November 29, 2018
Not getting Benkovic permanent when we had the chance is a travesty. Better than Virgil was when first in and now we need to suffer the heartbreak when he goes in the summer. Brutal
— Declan. (@DecRob94) November 29, 2018