A Celtic fan-favourite in his time at the club, Artur Boruc was an immense goalkeeper for the Hoops. The Polish international was adorned by the Parkhead faithful, and he thinks his fellow countryman Maik Nawrocki can succeed in Glasgow too.
The centre-back joined the Bhoys from Legia Warszawa over the summer but is currently enduring a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Boruc, however, still believes he can turn out to be a big hit with the champions. He said (Sunday Post via Football Scotland): “It’s very unfortunate that Maik is injured right now. But I think he can be very successful for Celtic. He has had a good upbringing in football, from his early days in Germany right through.”
Of course, the 22-year-old started out his career with Werder Bremen but soon moved on. He deservedly earned his move to Parkhead, and he has shown so far what he can offer Brendan Rodgers. Boruc believes he has some useful attributes: “He reads the game well and is composed on the ball. He can also tackle. He has been involved in many of the Polish international set-ups and can go further. I wish him well at Celtic and think he will do very well. I hope he is back from injury soon and can help the club bring success this season.”
In the few appearances he made at the beginning of the campaign before injury, Nawrocki very much impressed alongside Cameron Carter-Vickers. That looks as though it will be the foremost partnership of centre-halves when everyone in said position is fit.
Right now, though, that is not the case. Liam Scales and Gustaf Lagerbielke are currently deputising, and it is fair to say they are doing themselves proud.
The Irishman has been particularly impressive and if his form continues, he may well keep his place. Nevertheless, the eventual returns of Nawrocki and Carter-Vickers will be only positive for the treble-winning champions going into a busy period of the season.