The Manchester City fans in The Transfer Tavern are competing in a pool tournament this evening, and discussing comments made by one of their young stars currently out on loan.
The Manchester Evening News is reporting that Patrick Roberts is hopeful of gaining more starts during his loan spell with Celtic.
Roberts put in an impressive performance for the Scottish league leaders against Hearts at the weekend and helped himself to two goals in a 3-1 victory.
The youngster is hoping that the performance will enable him to get more starts for the club so that he can impress enough to break into the Manchester City first team squad.
Speaking about his future, Roberts said: “The manager knows what I can do and I always do my best whenever I am on the pitch.
“I trust his judgement. He picks the team and I have to do whatever I have to do.
“It is a challenge for everyone, everyone wants to play in the team and be involved.
“You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t want to do that so yes, everyone is competing but it is healthy and good for the club and we are pushing in the right “I just enjoy playing football whenever I am out on the field.
“It was a very good three points. My first and second goals – it was a good feeling, especially in front of all those fans.
“Fans are who you play for. Without them you would be nothing. It is joy to play in front of them and score goals for them and I will try to carry on doing that.”
The Manchester City fans in The Tavern are delighted with Roberts words and that it shows that the youngster is willing to work hard to achieve his dream of first team football!
Our landlord here in the Tavern feels Roberts moving to Celtic was a simply perfect for his career, and feels he will no doubt come back to City a much more rounded player.
Celtic fans….. Just how good has Roberts been for you this season? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!