For all the talk about Dedryck Boyata over the past couple of weeks, one thing can’t be denied – he had an excellent game for Celtic against Hamilton on Sunday afternoon.
The Belgian defended cruised through the 90 minutes against the visitors, delivering three points Celtic badly needed with a close range finish from a set-piece.
The show of support form his players was clear and despite a pre-match banner protest in opposition to him and a smattering of boos around Celtic Park, it seems about time to move on from what has been a damaging episode for the player and club.
He demonstrated again, despite the lack of real attacking threat from Accies, that he is the best defender at the club.
Many fans were happy to see him perform well and took to Twitter today to share their thoughts on it all…
Everyone’s gonna have an opinion, I don’t like what Boyata did and how it was handled. But he showed up today, got us 3 crucial points and his teammates are clearly happy to still have him, as is the manager who picked him. Team unity, fan unity, onwards and upwards ????
— Seán Hegarty (@SeanHego_) August 26, 2018
Twitter will be an absolute bitchfight zone tonight. I’m happy though. Three points, back to winning ways, a clean sheet, and it has to be said an excellent performance from big Boyata at centre half.
— Marc McArdle (@marcmcardle1) August 26, 2018
I thought Dedryck Boyata was excellent today.
We missed him badly during the CL qualifiers ???? but he steadied the ship today and helped Celtic to control the game.
He is still our best defender and I’m not sure I want him to leave unless we can bring in a quality replacement.
— Ian Docherty (@doco88) August 26, 2018
Brilliant man management from rogers to get Boyata back and fit ????????????cmon the hoops ????????????
— oban (@obanwatch) August 26, 2018
Celtic defence today was 10x better with boyata in it. Our Best defender by far in my opinion
— Ross.???? (@macaulayross69) August 26, 2018
Wasn’t the best performance today, but the best player on the park today got the goal he deserved, and yeah he will leave in January or sign a pre contract, but before Rodgers came in we wouldn’t have got anything for him either, well played today Boyata ????????#wedidntsigndenayer
— Luke Breslin (@LukeBreslin2) August 26, 2018
Boyata was the best player on the park today and he got the goal
I support Celtic which means I support the 11 in the jersey other issues can be dealt with behind closed doors.
— JF (@JFE42) August 26, 2018
Good 3 points today ,huffed and puffed a bit again against a sit in team,can see big Dembele nearing his A game ,Regardless of what we all think of Boyata,Brendan likes him and he played well and got the goal,we should get behind him now ????
— bpboland????????✌️ (@bpboland7) August 26, 2018
What did you make of Dedryck Boyata’s performance this afternoon? Share your thoughts in the comments below…