By Frank McAvennie

8th Nov, 2022 | 7:56am

Giorgios Giakoumakis tipped for Celtic axe after what McAvennie has spotted - 'it's a harsh reality'

Frank McAvennie has suggested Giorgios Giakoumakis and Kyogo Furuhashi could be axed from the Celtic XI if they continue to miss chances.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Hoops striker said it is “wonderful to watch” the number of chances they create but urged the duo to take them.

As revealed by UEFA (2 November), the Celts had 82 attempts on goal during the course of their Champions League campaign.

Kyogo Furuhashi failed to score in any of the Parkhead club’s six Champions League games whilst Giorgios Giakoumakis only found the back of the net once in the competition.

As revealed by SofaScore (5 November), in the league the Hoops average 18.7 shots per game and 7.8 on target.

Kyogo was on the scoresheet for the Green and Whites’ 4-2 win over Dundee United on Saturday (5 November).

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McAvennie claimed that the strikers cannot keep missing chances and expect to stay in the team.

Everyone likes Giakoumakis and Kyogo but it is a harsh world,” he told Football Insider.

You cannot miss the kind of chances that we are missing and expect to stay in the team. I really do like them. They do well in Scotland and they have scored in the last couple of games and I thought they were back.

It could have been so much better this [Champions League] campaign. We did not get as many chances when we played.

The amount of chances they are getting now is wonderful to watch. As a striker I would be revelling in it, I would be scoring goals for fun. It is a harsh reality and I think the manager has to address that.

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