By Paul Robinson

21st Jul, 2021 | 1:30pm

Robinson amazed by what he's seen from Barkas at Celtic

Paul Robinson is mystified as to what Celtic goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas was doing for FC Midtjylland’s equaliser last night.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one said the 27-year-old’s decision to “pull his hands away from the ball” was “incomprehensible”.

The Hoops drew 1-1 at Celtic Park in the first leg of their second round Champions League qualifier with FC Midtjylland.

Evander’s direct free-kick cancelled out new Celtic signing Liel Abada’s opener, while both sides finished the game with 10 men.

Robinson is adamant Barkas was to blame for FC Midtjylland’s goal.

“He was at fault,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.

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“I don’t know what his thinking was really. He pulled his hands away from the ball, it’s incomprehensible. I cannot understand what he has done there.

“Perhaps he thinks it is going wide of the post but you don’t take that chance.

“I have watched a bit of him in pre-season and against Preston he made a few good saves. I thought he was finding some form and getting his confidence back.

“The game last night will hit his confidence again though. After such a poor season last year it will be difficult for him to recover from that.”

Barkas endured a difficult first campaign in Scottish football following a £4.5million move from AEK Athens 12 months ago.

He has three years left on his contract.

In other news, Celtic agree to sell one of their star players to a Premier League club in £17.5million deal.