David Turnbull kept a low profile as the after-match spotlight settled on him after Celtic’s 3-2 win over Lille.
Turnbull started in the side away to St Johnstone on October 4 but was on the bench as Leigh Griffiths and Patryk Klimala performed a rescue act before Celtic’s season nose-dived.
With each depressing result the clamour for something different, anything, grew with many fans looking on at the £3m midfielder that had barely had a look in, partially not helped by picking up the virus on duty with the Scotland u-21 side.
— David Turnbull (@10DavidTurnbull) December 10, 2020
Iniesta was just the Spanish Davey Turnbull
— c ?? (@hctelfih) December 10, 2020
Your smile walking off the pitch summed it up.
Good reason to be pleased.
You knew and so did we.
— Celtic Research (@CelticResearch) December 10, 2020
A new hope…. ??? well played David, great stuff! more of the same cone Sunday my man!
— Tony Curran (@TonyCurran69) December 11, 2020
Superb performance from you and the team tonight davidbhoy let’s hope we can take this into the next game now all the best ????? pic.twitter.com/0N0BJF9r5q
— Parkybhoy67???9IAR??????????? (@jimmybhoy79) December 10, 2020
Class performance tonight ma man.
— Chris Bungard (@CowaBungard) December 10, 2020
Some goal tonight David and very well played all round! First class performance mate, well done! ????????????????? HH
— Paul ??????????? (@PaulCowden) December 10, 2020
What a finish ? class tonight mate! Love how you get on the ball and make things happen and always looking to play it forward ? lets kickstart this season now ??
— jay campbell (@jaycamp1349) December 10, 2020
Worth the year wait ???? what weve missed all season box to box and can hit a set piece and goals and assists for someone whos not fit yer off to a flyer ??
The something different worked wonders, there was some good, positive early touches as the former Motherwell man pushed forward before his inviting corner was glanced into the net by Chris Jullien in the 22nd minute.
Turnbull was now into his stride, playing in an advanced midfield role and posing a threat with his set-piece delivery.
After 85 minutes he was replaced by Tom Rogic, sitting back in the stand as Celtic saw through their victory. The adulation of a full Celtic Park was missing but if he cared to look his performance was lighting up Social Media.