West Bromwich Albion winger Oliver Burke was a hero for Scotland on Saturday night as his late goal got Steve Clarke’s reign off to a winning start as gaffer, and his late effort saw both Baggies and Celtic fans react to his performance.
Having headed out to Parkhead Stadium for a spell with the Scottish giants back in the January transfer window, the 22-year-old had a mixed spell really when it came to his performances but he did chip in with four goals in 14 starts and five substitute showings and he also filled in as a central striker at points, which obviously has never been his natural position.
His 89th minute effort on Saturday evening gave the Scots a 2-1 win over Cyprus and whilst some of the reaction was sarcastic from both camps of fans, others clearly show that in some ways given the talent is clearly there, the frustration comes from not seeing it as often as fans hope.
Burke nuff said WBA
— colbert fitzpatrick (@ColbertFitz) June 8, 2019
Think so was good header ok it hit the post but he got up well
— George (@baggiesgeorge) June 8, 2019
Oli Burke rising like a Salmon! #wba
— Andy Le Feaver (@lefeaverwba) June 8, 2019
Yes Oli Burke!! Hoping for a big season from him next year ???? #wba
— Kirk Bennett (@KirkBennett13) June 8, 2019
— Fraser (@frazerjon) June 8, 2019
Oli burke man???????????????? always knew he was a baller X
— Dean Higgins (@DeanHiggins) June 8, 2019
Burke would've missed that for Celtic! #SCOCYP
— Aidan Linning (@ajlinning) June 8, 2019
Anyone else think Burke would miss the rebound?
— celtic celtic (@celts21) June 8, 2019
Oli Burke on for Scotland in all ma 46 years watching Celtic I think he’s the worst striker I’ve ever seen including mo bangara and Wayne biggins
— Steven Devlin (@Devlin72Devlin) June 8, 2019
Celtic should go for that boy Burke
— Tofu (@tofu1888) June 8, 2019
Can we sign Ollie Burke for Celtic?????
— A Lost Celt (@jestejedno) June 8, 2019