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Zinedine Zidane Is Excited By Promising French Striker

Celtic Moussa Dembele celebrates after the final whistle of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.
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Celtic striker Moussa Dembele has been given a glowing endorsement by none other than Real Madrid manager and all-round football legend Zinedine Zidane.

The Hoops forward, 20, scored a hat-trick against Rangers at Celtic Park last weekend, before missing a penalty in the Nou Camp against Barcelona three days later.

Having moved to Glasgow from Fulham in the summer, Zidane admits he’s been impressed by Dembele’s performances – and even revealed he is “excited” by the youngster’s progress.

Speaking via the Sun, the former World Player of the Year said: “I do like to watch the young French players and Dembele is a player I am excited about. Now he has to prove himself in Europe – he needs to show what he’s capable of.”

Zidane’s star-studded Madrid side take on Espanyol on Sunday evening – just a few hours after Dembele and Celtic take on Inverness in the Scottish Premiership.

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Who knows – perhaps the great man will have one eye on the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium from 3pm? Then again, maybe not.


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