Former Rangers star Brian Laudrup has saluted Joe Aribo after the Nigerian’s brilliant showing in the 2-0 win over Celtic at Ibrox on Sunday.
Aribo was one of the best players on the pitch against Celtic and had a hand in both of Rangers’ goals.
Laudrup admits he is a ”big fan” of the midfielder, who showed his class in the game.
“I said last week that I hoped Aribo could go and grab this game by the scruff of the neck. I wasn’t disappointed. I thought it was definitely his best Old Firm performance yet,”Laudrup told the Daily Mail.
“We have to say Celtic’s left-hand side just didn’t function. What a shocker Diego Laxalt had.
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“That can happen at times if you start a match badly. It just snowballs from there. But Rangers had to make sure they took advantage.
“I’ve never made any secret that I am a big Aribo fan. He is brave, with outstanding close control, and brings something different.
“You can give him the ball in the tightest of spaces and he will retain it or produce a little run that takes people out of the game. That’s so important in terms of trying to navigate through the final third.
“I don’t know Aribo personally but he seems like quite a quiet person. Maybe you could say that one or two of the previous derbies passed him by a little bit.
“But he really showed his worth on Sunday and that is massive for him as an individual. I know that. So does every former Rangers player. You are judged by the highest of standards in the Old Firm matches. People remember them.
“Watching Aribo, it seemed to me that he now really believes he can deliver against Celtic. That mentality will have grown through his performances in Europe and, of course, by winning the league.”Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.