By Will Butcher
It was a game of two halves for Celtic veteran Kolo Toure, and fans have reacted on Twitter to the defender’s display against Borussia Monchengladbach.
The 35-year-old was excellent alongside Erik Sviatchenko in the first half but it was a different story in the second half, as Brendan Rodgers’ side lost 2-0 their German counterparts.
Toure, who joined the 47-time Scottish Champions this summer, rolled back the years in the first half to make an exceptional block as winger Andre Hahn raced through on goal.
But in the second half, Toure was the man to blame as his mistakes led to both of Gladbach’s goals.
Celtic fans reacted with a mixed response to their new signing’s display on Twitter, as the defeat leaves Rodgers’ side with an uphill task of qualifying from Group C.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Toure with his experience should be dealing with that a lot better.
— Marty Strong (@MartyStrong88) October 19, 2016
Toure, totally responsible!
— Argentina CSC (@Argentinaceltic) October 19, 2016
Canny blame Toure, he's been the best player at the back. Him & Erik have been really solid! 0-1 #Gladbach
— Ryan (@IIIRFIII) October 19, 2016
Kolo Touré is cleaning things up today. Is that it's own stat? #CELBMG
— BuryMyHeartUSA (@BuryMyHeartPod) October 19, 2016
Kolo Toure has made such a difference to Celtic's backline. Never looks fazed,, assured and composed with ball at his feet too.
— Craig Turnbull (@_CraigTurnbull) October 19, 2016
Big kolo toure looks like he'd be a great guy
— alan (@mcgowan06) October 19, 2016
Kolo Toure has been an absolute rock so far for us tonight!
— Deejay Darby (@DeejayDarby) October 19, 2016
Kolo Toure nice tackle !!!!!!!
— Cedric ? (@cedric_lambert1) October 19, 2016
2-0 to Gladbach. Kolo Toure playing like Efe Ambrose tonight..
— talkingbaws (@talkingbaws) October 19, 2016
The Ivory Coast international has a wealth of Champions League experience, playing for Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City in the continental tournament.
His superb display against Gladbach was his 42nd Champions League appearance, and he will be hoping to increase that number with the Hoops despite the fact that it’s now going to be very hard to qualify from Group C.
In other Celtic news, fans reacted on Twitter to Rodgers’ decision to leave out this attacking star.