Celtic fans couldn’t believe how good defender Kristoffer Ajer was during today’s 2-1 victory at home to rivals Rangers.
The Norwegian international was a titan at the back for the Hoops, making goal-line tackles, receiving treatment for blood injuries, getting himself justifiably involved in incidents with Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent, bringing the ball out of defence with composure and skill, showing maturity beyond his years and displaying a serious passion for Celtic.
Still just 20 years of age, the sky appears to be the limit when it comes to his potential and supporters are thrilled by his continuing development.
Players like Odsonne Edouard and James Forrest may have stolen the headlines with their goals but there’s no doubt in many’s eyes that Ajer was the absolute stand-out across the 90 minutes.
With Dedryck Boyata leaving at the end of the season, his emergence as a top centre-back is coming at the perfect time and he looks guaranteed to be a starter next term.