By Alex Stevens
Kouassi Eboue had a 22-minute runout in Celtic’s 2-1 win against Dundee on Sunday – and fans took to Twitter to pan his display.
Celtic moved a giant step closer to the Scottish Premiership title with their 27th victory from 29 league matches this season.
Goals from Jozo Simunovic and Stuart Armstrong secured a scrappy triumph for Brendan Rodgers’ side that got them back to winning ways following last weekend’s draw against Rangers.
One note of disappointment was a ragged cameo from Eboue, a £3million January signing, who replaced Callum McGregor after 68 minutes of the clash.
Supporters on social media were universally unimpressed by the display of central midfielder Eboue in what was his second appearance for the club.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
I’ve yet to see anything of note to suggest Eboue’s a £3M player.
Hopefully its just a lack of match fitness. pic.twitter.com/Kcvjy9VLbF
— Ginty (@Ginty1888) March 19, 2017
Celtic excellent until they brought Eboue on…. Nowhere near up too speed, another good 3 points on the road, title party at Tynecastle.
— dmk1985 (@dmk1985) March 19, 2017
That might have been one of the worst substitute performances in a long time from Eboue there. The only way is up for him ????
— Uncle Nobby (@CelticSteamboat) March 19, 2017
V poor all in. Griff for dembele next week…and eboue seems to have little to offer atm.
— Boo!-Fight the Board (@Danboo67) March 19, 2017
Eboue’s had as bad a 10 minutes as I’ve seen for a long time. Can’t put a foot right.
— RaffaeloBonaccorsi (@Raffaelopietro) March 19, 2017
Very early opinion I know but Eboue is honking!
— (HappyChappy) (@Celt4Life_07) March 19, 2017
Hanging on a bit here. Eboue looks very raw
— AM 5-1 ???????? (@annemarie6377) March 19, 2017
Eboue looking shakey.
— Chris McGowan (@mcgceltic) March 19, 2017
It was only the second appearance in a Hoops shirt for the 19-year-old Ivorian after his other substitute display in the SFA Cup win over St Mirren earlier this month.
Eboue was hailed as a Champions League calibre signing by Rodgers when he joined from FK Krasnodar in the winter window two months ago.