As reported by The Scottish Sun, Celtic legend and BBC pundit Pat Bonner has called on Moussa Dembele to score more consistently in the Scottish Premiership with his tally for the season in the competition sitting at just eight goals.
Dembele had a wonderful debut season at the Hoops but this term has been blighted by injury, lack of fitness and poor form, with the majority of the team’s goalscoring left up to Scott Sinclair and James Forrest.
Still regarded as one of the Hoops’ best players, former goalkeeper Pat Bonner has called on the Frenchman to produce on a more consistent basis.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the Irish legend said:
Moussa Dembele is a young man with brilliant attributes. For me, though, he has to do it more often. I’ve no doubt that he’ll go out on Sunday and he’ll show his quality again. But I want to see him doing that on a regular basis.
When I look at the goalscoring charts and the top Celtic scorer has nine goals in the league, I question that.
How is that happening?
Griffiths and Dembele have had spells out but even at that, it still shouldn’t be happening.
Can Dembele answer his critics this weekend in the Scottish Cup semi-final and score his seventh goal against Rangers since arriving at the club in 2016?
There’s no doubting that this season there have been periods of Dembele form that have left Celtic supporters scratching their heads but over the last couple of months there’s been definite signs he is getting back to the heights he hit last term.
He’s scored five goals in his last seven matches and despite ropey performances against Motherwell and Hamilton has generally performed well in that period.
With six or seven games remaining before now and the end of the season he still has a chance of finishing as the club’s top scorer this term. If he goes on an extended scoring run and does that, he’ll be heading into the summer with his stock as high as ever.