Celtic fans react to Jozo Simunovic's Motherwell display

OLYMPIC STADIUM, ATHENS, ATTIKI, GREECE - 2018

Celtic failed to pick up three points against Motherwell on Wednesday night.

Jozo Simunovic of Celtic and Niall McGinn of Aberdeen battle for the ball during the Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on December 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic missed a massive opportunity to return to the top of the Scottish Premiership as they conceded a late equaliser against a plucky Motherwell - and Hoops fans have criticised defender Jozo Simunovic on Twitter.

The 24-year-old managed his first appearance since the 2-0 loss to RB Leipzig back in October, by coming on as a substitute in the Scottish League Cup final on Sunday to replace the crocked Dedryck Boyata.

 

With the Belgium international still sidelined with a muscle problem, Simunovic started at centre-back alongside Filip Benkovic in a makeshift back four that also included Cristian Gamboa at right-back.

It was just his tenth appearance of the season in all competitions, as he looked to show Celtic fans and Brendan Rodgers that he deserves a chance back in the side - though Benkovic and Boyata seem to be the club's best pairing.

(L-R) Jozo Simunovic, Jonathan Hayes and Scott Brown of Celtic walk on the pitch prior to the Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on December 2, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Celtic took the lead through Ryan Christie who continued his fine form with a well-placed shot after 13 minutes. Leigh Griffiths then missed a penalty, thanks to an excellent save from Mark Gillespie.

Danny Johnson sent Fir Park into meltdown with an 88th-minute strike that saw him beat Craig Gordon with an excellent effort into the far corner from a tight angle. Celtic fans have blamed Simunovic for his performance.

Jozo Simunovic of Celtic walks off the pitch after being red carded during the UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and Alashkert FC  at Celtic Park on July 18, 2018 in Glasgow,...

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