Alexandro Bernabei had to be stripped and readied for action yesterday during our cinch Premiership league clash with Ross County up in the Highlands and the little Argentine full-back didn’t let us down. After Greg Taylor was on the receiving end of a heavy challenge from one of the Ross County players, he could no longer continue with his dead leg and Berna entered the frame.
His last outing he played against Hearts at Celtic Park, both he and opposite full-back, Anthony Ralston looked rusty after being on the bench for so long and not in the starting line-up. He just looked off the pace and it showed on the field as Josh Ginnelly opened the scoring within the first few minutes, getting in at the back post with a headed goal past Joe Hart.
When he came on during the fixture yesterday afternoon, the left-back did have a few nervous moments in possession once again, but inevitably recovered well to keep things safe and sound. His overlapping runs really did cause Malky MacKay and his team problems and his constant running against tired legs definitely helped the Hoops stretch the game in the last ten minutes or so.
His goal was an absolute pleasure to watch as he strode up confidently onto the ball to rattle the ball into the top bin past Ross Laidlaw who was helpless to do anything. It was great to see him get off the mark for the Bhoys and hopefully it can give him a confidence boost as he could be doing with it, considering the scrutiny he has been under on and off the pitch.
The Celtic official media team posted his Instagram reaction to the game and his own personal achievement. He said: “Good effort from the lads today! Always tough playing away. Happy to score my first goal for Celtic. Into the next.”
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) April 3, 2023