Celtic idol issues emphatic Giorgos Giakoumakis verdict after Ange Postecoglou points finger
Frank McAvennie is not worried about Giorgos Giakoumakis at Celtic despite missing chances in their league opener against Aberdeen on Sunday (31 July).
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Hoops striker said the 27-year-old will take a few games to settle into his season.
Celtic beat Aberdeen 2-0 in their opening game at Parkhead.
Giakoumakis replaced Kyogo Furuhashi for the final half an hour of the game.
As quoted by the Daily Record (31 July), Ange Postecoglou claimed his side were “wasteful in front of goal”.
He criticised his players for not taking their chances and said they lacked “decisiveness” in the final third.
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McAvennie said he isn’t worried about Giakoumakis missing chances this early in the season after what he saw from the striker last season.
“He came in last year and he missed a couple of chances, he missed a penalty and then all of a sudden he just took off,” he told Football Insider.
“The season has just started it’s only one game. It’s all about fitness and I think they should be up to speed by now, near enough at least, and I think after a couple of games there won’t be a problem with Giakoumakis.
“I’ve not got a problem with him.
“Strikers miss chances, I’ve not got a problem with him coming in and missing chances it’s when he stops getting the chances that there will be a problem.“