Rogic: Mad about the Bhoys

Celtic talisman Tom Rogic is enjoying himself in Scotland and hopes the good times roll on this season.

The green half of Glasgow sits on top of the Scottish Premiership after 22 rounds, six points above Aberdeen, and is still involved in two cup competitions.

Rogic has been in dynamic form for the Bhoys in 2015/2016, scoring seven goalsand setting up five in 29 appearances.

“Things have going well this season,” the attacking midfielder told FourFourTwo.

“Obviously compared to last season especially. I’m just enjoying being fit and playing my football, hopefully it can continue.”

Rogic did not play in the 2014/2015 campaign as he recovered from a groin complaint.

“Obviously last season was frustrating,” the Socceroo said.

“It was just more about getting my body right more than anything. I didn’t really think about anything else aside from that. I wasn’t focused on playing or my club future or anything like that, it was just about taking a step back and priortising.

“That was the main and only important thing and once I was fit it was back focusing on my football. I’m feeling good, I’m feeling fit, as good as I’ve felt. I’ve played a lot of games this season.

“There’s a lot of football matches at the club – 60 plus games – that’s been a learning experience as well, playing three games a week and being ready for that.”

Rogic has got on the scoresheet regularly and has knocked in some spectacular goals. His displays have earned him rave reviews in Scotland and interest from across the UK in recent weeks.

Rogic’s latest goal came in the 8-1 demolition of Hamilton Academical.

“When you score a nice goal it’s a bit of a bonus,” the 23-year old said.

“But I’ve been fortunate enough to score a few this season, it’s something I want to continue. Obviously it’s an important part of football if you’re a regular goalscorer and I think in my position it’s important to contribute, whether it’s goals or assists or creating phases of play.”

Celtic are into the fifth round of the SFA Cup, after defeating Stranraer 3-0, and have reached the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup, after beating Heart of Midlothian 2-1.

A treble for the Bhoys could be on the cards this season.

“We’re in three competitions and our aim is to win them,” Rogic said. “We’ll see what happens.”

For more on Rogic and his resurrection at Celtic and the Socceroos, see the March issue of FourFourTwo Australia magazine.