FORMER CELTIC recruitment chief John Park has said that Tom Rogic still has a lot to offer the club. The 27-year-old was almost sold in the summer but a deal to Qatar collapsed leaving him to stake a claim with Neil Lennon’s side. The 9IAR Champions are chasing the magical ten and Park believes that the playmaker will be hungry to achieve more with Celtic.
Speaking to the Scottish Sun, Park says that Rogic’s professionalism and determination to overcome injuries is admirable and that due to his ability, he will be able to continue achieving things for Celtic.
“People sometimes look at him and think he’s lazy. That he doesn’t run about enough.
“But that’s the job of others. With Rogic you just want him on the ball. He’s not lazy, it’s just his deceptive playing style. He glides about the pitch, gets into great positions and creates openings out of nothing.
“He can do things with the ball most others in the team can’t. He’s a sublime midfielder, so much quality with each foot.
“Rogic is a proper No 10. Look back on his Celtic goals, there have been magnificent efforts with both feet.
“He’s had a lot of tough injuries throughout his Celtic career. But it says it all about him he has come through them all and achieved so much.
“He’s won the lot with Celtic and is now one of the most-capped players in the current Australia squad.
“His professionalism is second to none. You never see him publicly complain about anything, he never shouts his mouth off, he just gets on with it.
“On Sunday at Hampden, he was magnificent, his neat pass for Ryan Christie’s opener and then a cross hung up perfectly for Mohamed Elyounoussi to score.
“I’m delighted to see Rogic back fit again and playing his part for Celtic. He’s only 27 and can achieve much more.”
Despite being on the books at Celtic since 2013, Rogic is just 27 and if he can maintain his fitness, the last week has proved just how influential he is at the club. He has four assists in two games and it is no surprise that his reintroduction coincides with the upturn in Celtic’s form.
Rogic was signed for just $400k Australian dollars and has proven to be priceless, conjuring up some incredible moments in his time with the club. Tam has scored 38 times and assisted 36 times in his time at the club but brings so much to the team, bringing the best out in his teammates.