'Must be raging' - Celtic fans react as 24-year-old is benched for clash v Bayern
By James Black
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has named Callum McGregor in his starting XI to face Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday, leaving fans on Twitter to wonder why Tom Rogic is on the bench.
The Australia international is a big favourite among the Celtic fans are they are disappointed to see him missing out on a starting place against the Bavarian giants.
The Hoops face the Bundesliga champions knowing a win at Parkhead would be enough to virtually guarantee their place in the Europa League after Christmas.
Celtic confirmed the news in a Tweet posted on their official account.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) October 31, 2017
Rodgers’ side struggled to a 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock at the weekend as Rodgers rested many of his senior players ahead of Bayern’s visit to the east end of Glasgow,
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
Rogic, 24, was one of the players to have started against Killie and completed the entire 90 minutes, leaving him to be axed by Rodgers as he switches up his team for the European showdown.
Fans seem to think that the Aussie should be starting against Bayern, with one supporter claiming that the midfielder “must be raging” about being benched.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Would a had big Tam over McGregor but still a quality team
— Gunnie (@ChrisGunn_) October 31, 2017
So is Celtic not starting rogic right enough
— wee jinji (@liamcsc) October 31, 2017
How is Tam the man meant to rip bayern apart from the bench
— Christopher Larkin (@Clarkin_88) October 31, 2017
Rogic in frae the start fir me
— Michael O'Neill (@mconeill78) October 31, 2017
rogic must b raging
— McCALLUM (@bmccallum1987) October 31, 2017
Would have started with Rogic
— Steven Nugent (@spiderlegs101) October 31, 2017
Rogic played himself out of the team on Saturday. No complaints about the lineup other than that.
— David Rose (@drosejr) October 31, 2017
The Australian has been in a patchy run of form recently but Celtic fans still obviously feel he can swing the game in their favour.
With Patrick Roberts missing out completely, Rogic will almost certainly come off the bench at some point in the second-half.
The Hoops lost 3-0 when the sides met in the Allianz Arena a few weeks ago and will be desperate to avoid a repeat of that scoreline.
Paris Saint-Germain take on Anderlecht in the other game in the group.
In other Celtic news, fans reacted on Twitter to news of the latest Parkhead deal.