Celtic overcame Hibernian on Saturday evening rather emphatically in the Scottish League Cup, although one man’s crucial contribution did not appear to get all the recognition it, perhaps, deserved.
The Bhoys swept past their Edinburgh opponents with ease as they recorded a 5-2 victory at Hampden Park to progress to the final and will find out who they will meet in the showpiece on Sunday.
Braces from Mohamed Elyounoussi and an extremely rare one from Scott Brown, as well as a goal from Callum McGregor, were enough to provide Neil Lennon’s side with the opportunity to defend their crown (BBC).
There is no doubt that the duo with two goals each will have earned a number of plaudits for their performance and it would be extremely difficult to argue against them from having the majority of the praise.
However, one man appeared to put in a performance of a high standard that did not appear to get the praise that he should have had.
Tom Rogic may not have finished the game (as he was substituted for Ryan Christie), however the Australia international still managed to do a solid job in the middle of the park for Celtic and appeared to do what Lennon would have likely asked from him.
As noted by 67HailHail, the 26-year-old could have been considered as a surprise inclusion in the side for the game, although he managed to stand out with the excellent pass he made to Odsonne Edouard in the build-up for the Hoops’ third goal on the night.
Indeed, one national media outlet appeared to overlook that though, as they described Rogic as having ‘a quiet evening, by his standards’.
The Herald Scotland gave the Aussie a score of six, although it would seem his performance was deserving of a little more.
Indeed, it will be interesting to see if the 26-year-old will be able to get back to his very best as injuries appear to be taking their toll on him as he has been limited to just seven appearances this season, although this performance may have him in contention for the Lazio game on Thursday.
If the £2.7m-rated midfielder (per TransferMarkt) can get back to the standard he has set in the past, then his performance against Hibs should be a sign of encouragement.
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