Jozo Simunovic’s days at Celtic look to be numbered, unless he cuts up the high-profile mistakes that have blighted his season.
The 23-year-old centre-back’s latest error was a needless elbow on Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos in the Old Firm derby at Ibrox, which lead to his inevitable sending-off.
He is fortunate that the Hoops won the game 3-2, or he would have shouldered a massive amount of blame from supporters.
However, the red card against Rangers hasn’t been his only catastrophe this season – he gave away a stupid penalty against PSG at Celtic Park in the Champions League group stages.
This was followed up a few months later with a horrific performance in the 4-0 loss to Hearts at Tynecastle which saw him lose his place in the side.
Injuries saw Simunovic regain his place in the first-team, and he has been a mainstay of the side with 28 appearances so far this season.
But unless his performances dramatically improve between now and the end of season, his days at Celtic Park will look to be over, even though he signed a new contract last year.
Simunovic has fallen away badly since his performances of last season when the Hoops won the treble, and it’s now up to the player to show that he still has a future in Glasgow.
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