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Celtic fans react to Olivier Ntcham's performance

Leigh Griffiths (L), of Celtic celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game with team mate Oliver Ntcham during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Kilmarnock at...

Olivier Ntcham struggled for Celtic on Saturday against Kilmarnock.

Leigh Griffiths (L), of Celtic celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game with team mate Oliver Ntcham during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Kilmarnock at...

Few would argue that Olivier Ntcham hasn't been arguably Celtic's best player in recent weeks.

The French midfielder has received rave reviews for his performances as of late, but Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Kilmarnock was a backwards step.

Olivier Ntcham of Celtic in action during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Second Round, Second Leg match between Celtic and Linfield at Celtic Park Stadium on July 19, 2017 in Glasgow,...

The Celtic midfielder saw plenty of the ball but never really asserted himself in an attacking sense, which has not been the Ntcham that the Hoops fans have praised since the turn of the year.

There were plenty of other culprits for Celtic's shock defeat at Killie, but fans of the Parkhead club have acknowledged that the former Manchester City ace - a £4.5 million summer signing - didn't do enough.

Neymar of Paris Saint Germain is surrounded by Olivier Ntcham (21), Stuart Armstrong and Leigh Griffiths (9) of Celtic during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between Celtic and...

Consistency is what has really held Ntcham back in his first season in Scotland.

He has had brilliant spells in the past but failed to kick on from them, and Celtic fans will be hoping that the defeat at Kilmarnock isn't a symptom of the same decline that Ntcham has suffered with before this season.

The 21-year-old is obviously a big talent and there's plenty of class there, but Brendan Rodgers's task is to get the best out of him every single week.

A cycle of three great performances and one bad one isn't good enough at Celtic.

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