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Former Celtic Star Shares Tips to Make Bitton Even Better

Virgil van Dijk has revealed that he is giving a lot of tips to Nir Bitton in order to help him become a top defender. The Southampton defender has revealed in a new interview that he has been in conversation with the Celtic ace about playing tips. Netherlands make the trip to the Scottish land in order to take on Scotland in a friendly game. Both teams have a lot to experiment ahead of this game, as they have missed out on qualification to the World Cup 2018 in Russia. It is a major disappointment for Scotland, but the national team continues to benefit from the presence of top players.

This match will see the return of van Dijk to Scotland. He is expected to start for the Dutch team in this game. He spent two years at Celtic back in 2013 before making the switch to Southampton. This was a valuable experience for the 26-year-old, who is now regarded as one of the top defenders in European football. His departure may have caused a lot of vacant gaps at the back four Celtic, but van Dijk feels that the top Scottish outfit have what it takes to be able to replace him. He regards Bitton as his future replacement.

“I told Nir it is not that easy! But he is a good player. I speak to him a lot and we are probably going on holiday together as well. He is a good friend and it is good to see him playing so well. Hopefully he can keep doing what he is doing because he is a top player,” said the Dutch defender. The presence of players like Bitton has enabled Celtic to go on an amazing run of form and they are now unbeaten in the 63 domestic matches.