Sport Ryan Christie on the Celtic 'frustration' that ended after career-changing Brendan Rodgers pep talk

12:50  31 october  2020
12:50  31 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

Celtic hopeful over Ryan Christie's Glasgow Derby availability

  Celtic hopeful over Ryan Christie's Glasgow Derby availability Celtic are reportedly hopeful of having midfielder Ryan Christie available for Saturday’s Glasgow derby. That’s according to the Daily Record, who suggest the Hoops are hoping for an 11th-hour reprieve regarding the 25-year-old. The report reveals that Celtic believe he should be cleared to feature, despite being ordered to self-isolate for 14 days by government health officials. The club are now thought to be keeping tabs on Arsenal’s attempt to allow Kieran Tierney to face Manchester City on Saturday.

Christie starred as Celtic beat Ross County 4-1 back in the familiar territory of the Highlands on Sunday. He missed an early penalty but converted the follow-up to fire the visitors in front. "He played and scored in a 7-0 win on the final day of the season against Motherwell.

Celtic are determined to use defeat by Rangers as a 'learning curve' as they target an eighth straight title, says Ryan Christie . Celtic have already added reinforcements for the second half of the season, during which they will also face Valencia in the last 32 of the Europa League next month.

Ryan Christie has revealed a message of encouragement from Brendan Rodgers in the aftermath of his Celtic breakthrough was the spark to becoming a first-team hero.

The former Inverness star was very much the bit-part player at Parkhead after spending 18 months on loan at Aberdeen and struggling mightily to make an impact from the bench.

But he became a key Celtic man after his stunning goal against Hearts at Murrayfield in October 2018 sealed a place in the Betfred Cup Final.

The goal and the performance were vital for Christie 's confidence but the 24-year-old admits his former manager's endorsement after the win proved vital.

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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers hails waif Ryan Christie who bulked up to take a huge step with show Ryan Christie weighed just 64kg when Brendan Rodgers first arrived in 2016 The youngster was put on a tailored physical programme to improve his strength There are players who flounder at Celtic and Rangers, rotting on the sidelines as their career

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Speaking to the Celtic View, he said: “I remember being really frustrated because it felt like every time I was getting a chance, it wasn’t really working out for me, but the

"Hearts game was the one where I made the impact that I always wanted to.

"I also need to give credit to Brendan Rodgers at the time. We played Dundee in the next game after that…he told me that he couldn’t really pull me out after that performance.

"And I just stayed in after that”

Brendan Rodgers backs Arteta's decision to drop Mesut Ozil .
Mesut Ozil has not featured for Arsenal since March, and lashed out at the club's leadership this week, saying that they lacked 'loyalty.' Mikel Arteta says off-field issues have nothing to do with it.World Cup winner Ozil has not featured for the Gunners since March and was left out of Arteta's squads for both the Premier League and Europa League.

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