'Square root of chronic' – Celtic fans tear hair out after one player has a shocker v Zenit
Brendan Rodgers decided to keep faith in the same XI that beat Zenit 1-0 at Parkhead last Thursday.
And, to be fair to him, most Celtic fans were delighted with his decision before the game kicked off.
Unfortunately, their enthusiasm didn’t last long after a terrible bit of defending gave Branislav Ivanovic an easy header to score in just the seventh minute of the game.
It got even worse for Celtic midway through the first half when Daler Kuzyaev got Zenit’s second to put them ahead on the night and on aggregate.
It didn’t change a lot – a Celtic goal would still put them through and fans were calling for Rodgers to make changes at half-time, with most criticism saved for midfielder Eboue Kouassi.
Koussai has been solid for Celtic in the past few weeks but had a really poor first half and fans were worried he would get sent off after getting a yellow card in the first half.
Rodgers agreed and din’t wait, hooking him off after 45 minutes for Tom Rogic.
Unfortunately for Celtic, things didn’t improve and Zenit ran out 3-0 winners on the night.
Here are the best reactions from angry Celtic fans:
Kouassi's a red card walking. Off for Sinclair, change to 4-2-3-1, get at these cunts down the flanks with two players each side, hope their fitness goes off a cliff & take a chance on Tom Blaady Rogic if needed. I've no solution for the Lustig problem.
— Paul Mc (@Plopps67) February 22, 2018
Kouassi has been dreadful, naive in the challenge and distribution diabolical. Has to sub him at half time especially on a booking.
— Graeme McLaren (@Big_McLaren) February 22, 2018
Kouassi & Simunovic, the square root of chronic this evening
— CertneyJane (@CertneyJ) February 22, 2018
Kouassi can’t pass it on the deck 10 yards to a teammate, absolutely chronic
— John B (@johnab477) February 22, 2018
Kouassi is hopeless and should be hooked NOW. Lustig a liability
— Phelim Warren (@Freewheeler12) February 22, 2018
Get Kouassi aff the pitch immediately ????????
— Kieran Syme (@kieran_syme) February 22, 2018
Kouassi is having a nightmare here! He’s not done anything in a Celtic shirt to justify the money we paid for him!
— Ｓｃｏｔｔｙ Ｇ (@7govscott) February 22, 2018
Kouassi’s use of the ball has been shocking. Get Edouard on!
— David Hackett (@Hackett67) February 22, 2018
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