Darren O’Dea defends Celtic’s Emilio Izaguirre

Is Emilio Izaguirre an important player for Scottish Premiership outfit Celtic?

Darren O’Dea has taken to social networking site Twitter to defender Celtic defend Emilio Izaguirre.

The Honduras international left-back has been on the books of the Bhoys since 2010 and is an important player for the team.

However, the performances of the 29-year-old have not been great for a while now, and there are doubts whether he should be a first-team regular.

Celtic fans criticised the display produced by the former Motagua defender against Malmo in the first leg of the Champions League playoff tie at Celtic Park earlier this week (click here to read more).

Former Celtic defender O’Dea, though, seems to rate Izaguirre and has defended him on social networking site Twitter:

O’Dea made his comments before Celtic’s Scottish Premiership game against Dundee United away from home earlier today.

Ronny Deila’s got the better of United 3-1 at Tannadice Park, with Leigh Griffiths once again among the goalscorers.

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