Celtic’s on-loan youngster Timo Weah has suggested Scott Brown has been the “ultimate role model” during his time in Glasgow and encouraged more players to be like the club captain.
Brown was at the centre of a controversial Old Firm win for the Hoops last weekend, with Alfredo Morelos and Andy Halliday sent off for clashing with him and Rangers’ Ryan Kent facing a retrospective ban for lashing out at the Celtic skipper.
Weah, who joined Celtic on loan from Paris Saint-Germain in January, was an unused sub in the game but he felt that Brown led by example for his team.
“I didn’t see anything wrong with the way he acted on Sunday. He did everything he needed to do to get his team to win and that is what a captain does,” said Weah.
“My teammates and I respect him to the fullest and look up to him. He is our leader and he was the main reason we got the win.”
Weah was in the Celtic team on Wednesday evening as they backed up the derby win with a 2-0 success at St Mirren, the teenager netting the first goal. He has been inspired by the likes of Brown and Mikael Lustig during his short stint in Scotland so far.
“On the field you can hear him – he talks to me 24/7 on the field. If I am doing good things then he tells me ‘good job’, if I can improve on something then he tells me. But he’s always positive and is a real role model for me,” he added.
“I look up to him a lot and I think every player should be a Scott Brown.” Celtic host Livingston on Saturday and the Bhoys are 9.50 to win the game 4-0 at Parkhead.