John Hartson slams Celtic attacker for performance v Bayern Munich
By Danny Wright
John Hartson has slammed Celtic’s Scott Sinclair for his performance in the 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night.
Goals from Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich and Mats Hummels dealt the Scottish champions a big blow in their bid to make the knock out rounds of the Champions League after Christmas in what was a straightforward win for the German giants.
Ex-Celtic striker Hartson believes that Sinclair should have done a lot more for Brendan Rodgers’ side in helping out the defence against the Bundesliga titans and has called him out for not tracking back in the second goal which saw Kimmich score a looping header from near the edge of the penalty area.
“I didn’t think Sinclair helped [Kieran] Tierney on the left hand side and [Cristian] Gamboa struggled against [Kingsley] Coman,” said Hartson in his post-match analysis on BT Sport on Wednesday night.
“For me it was difficult night, we always knew it was going to be difficult but I don’t think they helped themselves at times.
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He added: “Sinclair’s nowhere near getting back there, he might not have won the header but at least he can get goalside of the ball.”
Sinclair was one of the Hoops’ only outlets in attack, but failed to really test the home side’s goal as his side searched for what would have really been only a consolation goal.
The former Aston Villa and West Brom attacker has been in top form for Celtic in domestic competitions since signing for them last year, but is yet to really make a mark against the big sides in Europe.
He has made a total of 17 appearances this season, scoring 10 goals and supplying six assists in the process.