As things stand, Celtic are the in form team in Scotland. They are leading the Premiership title race by six points and have already won the Scottish League Cup. On top of that, they have won the previous two times that they have faced the Rangers, 3-0 at Parkhead and 2-1 at Ibrox. The two Glasgow giants are set to meet again this weekend, in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park.
While one has to consider Celtic as the favourites going into the game, it could very well turn out to be a tight contest.
The game at Ibrox, earlier this month, was a narrow 2-1 win for Celtic even though they definitely deserved all three points on the day. Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side had shown a lot of intent early on in the game though and even scored in the third minute through Aaron Ramsey.
Ramsey has had a tough time since moving to Glasgow in January, on loan from Juventus. But Richard Foster, has hailed him as the best player in the league on top form. As reported by The Scottish Sun, the former Rangers star said on PLZ:
“I think now is the point where he should be ready, he should be match fit.
“And to be honest, he’s looked good in the games that he’s played, so go and play him.
“Go and give him a run of games and he will get better.
“Make no mistake, Aaron Ramsey is the best player in the league.
“He just needs to get himself up to that level he’s been at before.”
Foster makes incredible Ramsey claim before Celtic vs Rangers Scottish Cup semi-final
Ramsey has had a nightmare time staying fit since joining the Rangers on loan from Juventus. Although he has scored a couple of goals, including in the Glasgow Derby, ultimately, he has barely featured for Van Bronckhorst’s side.
Him being the best player in the league would be based completely on the player that he was at his peak at Arsenal. But by that logic, surely Joe Hart has to be the best player in Scotland right now, considering what he achieved during his time at Manchester City.
At the end of the day, it won’t matter on Sunday whether Ramsey is the best player in the league or not. But Celtic cannot afford to take him lightly either, as on his day, he can make an impact, as he showed in the previous Glasgow Derby.
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