Matt O'Riley's debut for Denmark last night has resulted in some pretty impressive comparisons for the Celtic attacker.

The 22-year-old made his first appearance for the Danish national team at Windsor Park against Northern Ireland.

It didn't go the way the English-born advanced midfielder would have liked, with Michael O'Neill's men winning 2-0 on home soil. 

O'Riley wore the number 10, which is usually Christian Eriksen's jersey.

And former Northern Ireland goalscorer David Healy admits he can see a bit of Frank Lampard in O'Riley.

The ex-Rangers forward, who scored 36 goals in 95 appearances for his country, said: "He's a wee bit like Frank Lampard. He makes those delayed runs into the box."

Former Motherwell defender Stephen Craigan added: "This season he's taken his game to a new level.

"The one thing he needed to add is goals and he's done that this season. He's signed a new long-term contract and he's going to be going places. If you're a Celtic supporter, you'll enjoy watching him tonight."

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O'Riley said post-match: "I'm obviously proud to have played my first game. It's a strange feeling with it being a loss but like you said, it's still a cap for your country which is something to be proud of but yeah, I'd like to help a bit more going forward in terms of winning more games.

"I think we prepared well but I think we didn't really deserve to win. I thought (Northern) Ireland defended really well and worked really hard so credit to them.

"Obviously I want to play regularly for my country going forward and really impact games here. We've got a very strong midfield but I still feel like I'm more than comfortable to play the level.

"For now it's just back to Celtic and try and perform as well as I can to make more squads going forward."