Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has compared his new recruit Daniel Arzani to Socceroos great Harry Kewell and says expectations around the teenager need to managed as he adapts to European football.
The 19-year-old Australian winger signed with Celtic on a two-year loan deal from Manchester City last month.
Arzani was left out of Celtic's Europa League squad last week, sparking discussion which Celtic have moved to quieten, insisting the youngster needs time and patience.
Rodgers reiterated that sentiment when asked about Arzani, who has generated plenty of hype back in Australia following his three World Cup appearances off the bench.
"Daniel hasn't played 90 minutes football, here or in Australia," Rodgers told STV.
"This is a young player who burst onto the scene back home and is regarded as a talent.
"But he is very new into his life as a professional and has just been with us for three weeks.
"It's the adaptation to a new country, new club, new football.
"It's just time, he's a talented young player and the idea with a talented young player is to go from a talent to a professional.
"It will be our job to manage the expectation, every young player in Australia they hope can be the next Harry Kewell.
"Harry was a special talent but Daniel is a young boy who has talent, over the coming years we will see if he has the commitment to go with the quality he has."
Socceroos boss Graham Arnold attended Celtic training earlier this week, watching Arzani and Tom Rogic firsthand and meeting with Rodgers.
Celtic are away to St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership from 4:45am AEST on Saturday morning.