Celtic winger Liel Abada got his fifteenth goal of the season as the Hoops hammered St Johnstone 7-0 at the weekend.
The Israeli has been back to his best since the last international break and fans on Twitter feel he deserves more recognition for the performances he has put in during his first season in Scottish football:
Young player of the year
— Hamish Mc (@Albaland2000) April 10, 2022
Pure easy to forget he’s only 20 👌🏻👌🏻
— Sudgie (@sudgie17) April 10, 2022
Very underrated this season imo, key player
— Max Stark (@MaxStark04) April 10, 2022
Massive impact last 2 games.. His pace and awareness are top drawer ☘️🍀
— Mike Haran (@HaranMike6) April 10, 2022
Very valuable player who will be highly sought after if he keeps this up
— Jerry James (@jerryjamesaus) April 10, 2022
20 years old first season scores
15 goals so far, phenomenal
— navaho-teuchter (@Cretincuinar) April 10, 2022
Young poty for sure
— Seanjimmy67 (@seanjimmy67) April 10, 2022
Very much got the potential
— Seany Mac 10 (@Mac10seany) April 10, 2022
It’s easy to forget that Abada only turned 20 back in October. You also have to take into consideration that, before arriving in Glasgow, his experience at senior level was limited to just 76 matches, only 27 of which were in the Israeli top flight.
To move to a new country and have such an immediate impact is seriously impressive. Not only does he have 15 goals, he has also provided 11 assists in his 49 appearances this campaign. Celtic’s recruitment department did an outstanding job of plucking Abada from obscurity and he looks to have a very bright future ahead of him.