Celtic failed to pick up three points against Motherwell on Wednesday night.
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.
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.
There’s a reason why they’re our strongest 11, Ntcham on the left wing was strange, Gamboa is useless as a RB, Simunovic was enforced but he’s garbage, Broony slows the play down too much and WTF is all that passing around our own box about ?— Griff (@MildooWolf) December 5, 2018
I’d lay the blame between him and the players. He’s made the decision to play them but they should’ve been better.— John Collins (@jjcoll7) December 5, 2018
Griffiths has been used recently so should’ve impacted the game more, same with brown. Thought Hayes done well, Gamboa poor as expected. Simunovic also poor.
Every time Simunovic touches the ball, I feel like I'm going to throw up.— Lainey__D ⚽️ (@Lainey__D) December 5, 2018
Agree mate but how many goals are we going to lose in Europe and in the league from our RB position ? Simunovic and Gamboa shud b nowhere near the team, there’s never an end product with Hayes, both strikers look off the pace & Sinclair needs competition— Griff (@MildooWolf) December 5, 2018
I’d get rid of Hayes simunovic and Gamboa— mark carrick (@markcarrick1) December 5, 2018
A might be, just raging at that 2nd half, the style of our play was frustrating and there was no tempo, a thought gamboa and simunovic slowed things down, same goes for brown— chivs (@CHIVS105) December 5, 2018
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