Celtic attacker Timo Weah looks up to captain Scott Brown as a role model and says more players should be like him, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
The Hoops midfielder has come under fire recently for managing to inspire a complete Rangers meltdown in last weekend’s important derby win, also criticised for joyously celebrating after the final whistle.
Pundit after pundit has lined-up to criticise the 33-year-old but his young teammate Weah feels that he not only did nothing wrong but is a fantastic role model for him and other emerging talents.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the Paris Saint-Germain man said:
Scott Brown is a role model, 100 per cent. You feel his presence in the team and in the dressing room. He is a huge reason why this team has gone so far as he keeps pushing us.
He’s always positive and is a real role model for me. I look up to him a lot and I think every player should be a Scott Brown.
I didn’t see anything wrong with the way Scott acted on Sunday. He did everything he needed to do to get his team the win. That’s what a captain does.
My team-mates and I respect him to the fullest. We look up to him because he’s our leader.
What the future holds for the £4.5m-rated Weah (Transfermarkt) at Celtic remains to be seen, but it’s clear he’s enjoying life at the Hoops right now even if his playing time has been limited under new manager Neil Lennon.
The 19-year-old is mature beyond his age and appears to be using Celtic as the learning experience that can help bring his career to the next level. Spending time around leaders like Scott Brown will only help that process.
Hopefully the club can agree a new loan deal for the player this summer. He’s quite the talent and has a spot on attitude. As he develops further he could be a key attacking asset next season.
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