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  • Bayo: I'm delighted with the goals but I could have scored hat-trick

    Bayo: I'm delighted with the goals but I could have scored hat-trick

    By: Paul Cuddihy on 26 Aug, 2019 09:35

  • CELTIC cruised to a 3-1 victory over Hearts at the weekend to maintain their 100 per cent start to the Premiership season. And Ivorian striker, Bayo, marked his first start for the Hoops with a Man of the Match performance and a strong claim on two of Celtic’s three goals.

    The opening goal came in the first-half, with James Forrest lofting the ball into the box. Bayo and Hearts captain, Christophe Berra, both went for the ball, and it was bundled into the back of the net.

    After Callum McGregor scored a stunning second-half strike, Bayo was once again involved in the third goal. This time it was a Kris Ajer cross which the Celtic striker and Hearts defender, Craig Halkett, attacked. Again, the ball ended up in the back of the net, and as far is Bayo is concerned, he has opened his scoring account with a double.

    Speaking after the game, the 22-year-old striker said: “I haven’t started since I came so I’m really happy, and happy with the team performances as well.

    “I touched the ball for the first goal. The defender also touched it but I got the last touch. The principle role of a striker is to score goals. Even if you don’t score you can still help the team. I don’t mind the pressure of having to score. I should have scored the other chance to get a hat-trick, and the manager told me this as well.

    “The fans were happy with the two goals and I’ve been waiting on this moment. Since I arrived, I’ve spoken a lot to the manager. He encourages me all the time and I’ve benefited from the encouragement. I’ve been really patient and on Sunday, that paid off.”

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