By Coral Barry
Moussa Demeble was hauled off in the second half of Celtic’s Champions League qualifier against Astana with the Hoops chasing the game – and supporters were not impressed.
The striker struggled to get into the game and his night was pretty much summed up when he led a promising looking Celtic break in the second period only to be easily brushed off the ball by an Astana man.
Dembele protested, but it was a fair challenge and further demonstrated the youngster’s need to toughen up a wee bit if he wants to be a success with Celtic.
The former Fulham frontman’s capture was a real coup for the Hoops this summer, but after just seven games in a Celtic shirt, some fans have seen enough.
Moussa Dembele isn't fit to tie Amido Balde's laces
— Chris (@Chris_S_CFC) July 27, 2016
7 games played and Dembele still to get off the mark.
— Matthew Mulheron (@MattyMulheron) July 27, 2016
Dembele contribution just about zero.
— Tony McK ||⭐|| (@oakroyd) July 27, 2016
Jury is still out on Dembele, he's struggling with confidence to get past players and get shots off…
— Daragh Mulligan (@dazmanOnline) July 27, 2016
Dembele. Basically a poor Bangura.
— Boo!-Fight the Board (@Danboo67) July 27, 2016
Still think dembele needs time, took hartson 6 games before he scored! One goal and he will start producing
— AidanCFlynn (@aidancflynn97) July 27, 2016
Dembele was the right person to take off, too weak
— John. (@jkyaldi) July 27, 2016
Haven't been impressed by what I've seen of dembele so far. Hope he kicks on once he scores
— Barry (@BarryMcGonigle) July 27, 2016
Dembele still looks unconvincing, him and Griffiths just not clicking yet
— Shaunny (@shaunny67__) July 27, 2016
A few Rangers fan getting in the digs:
Now a know why warbs never went for that dembele
— gordonfraser (@gordonfraser15) July 27, 2016
That dembele is some player 🙄
— Greg McGuinness (@mcgu1nness_) July 27, 2016
Elsewhere in Twitter country there was one Hoops fan who called for a little bit of sense, especially since Leigh Griffiths grabbed a vital away goal to save a 1-1 draw.
I am seeing Celtic fans saying dembele was a waste of money and he's shit. See sometimes I think we have the worst fans I really do
— kieran (@KieranDoherty67) July 27, 2016
In other Celtic news, Hoops were furious with another player after the Astana display.