Patrick Roberts has no regrets over moving to Celtic.
A promising international career seems to have come unstuck with England u-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd calling up a player from New York City rather than a Champions League scorer who has played for England at every level up to u-20.
Numerous pundits have told Roberts that he should have gone out on loan to a run of the mill EPL club but after 18 months at Celtic and one season in the Champions League the Manchester City prospect resisted other offers to return to Glasgow.
???? PR: “I made that decision and I stand by that. I’ll keep playing my football, keep enjoying my football and keep playing well.” #SPFL
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) October 12, 2017
While most of his team-mates were away on international duty Roberts enjoyed a few days with his family in London mixed with some training days at Lennoxtown.
Roberts has still to complete a full 90 minutes since returning to Celtic but with a heavy schedule until the next international break he will be a key part of Brendan Rodgers’ plans.
It’s almost as if he wants Paddy to go back to England and stay there. pic.twitter.com/V3zViSHItk
— CelticLisboa (@CelticLisboa) October 12, 2017