The Celtic new boy didn’t have an outstanding Parkhead debut tonight.
Boli Bolingoli is getting a bit of a hard time from Celtic fans on Twitter.
Neil Lennon’s side eased into the second round of Champions League qualifiers by beating Sarajevo 2-1 on the night in Glasgow, capping a 5-2 aggregate victory.
The new Celtic signing made his competitive debut last week and looked okay, but he made an error on his Parkhead bow tonight.
The visitors threw themselves the slimmest of lifelines on 63 minutes when Benjamin Tatar equalised on the night, a goal that stemmed from the Hoops’ left-back playing a risky ball and losing possession.
Here’s how Celtic fans reacted to the error:
Can’t believe we paid 3 million for bolingoli, what a crap player. Can’t defend or attack— Craig Canavan (@craig_canavan) July 17, 2019
Bolingoli does not impress me one bit so far. Early days but looks really sloppy.— The Knight King (@ThomasOhara15) July 17, 2019
Boli needs to work on his passing been very poor at times tonight and last week #Celtic— Ross MacLaren (@RepRoss1) July 17, 2019
Bolingoli is cancelled.— Norwich CSC (@csc_norwich) July 17, 2019
Boli will be class v most spl sides , any game we need to defend be some laugh right enough— Andy (@AndyMc1888) July 17, 2019
Boli isn’t much of a defender— Hugh67 (@gorbalsboy67) July 17, 2019
That bolingoli is fkn hopeless— Mark Williams (@MarkWilliams95) July 17, 2019
Christ, Bolingoli’s right foot is for standing on only.— 90 Minute Cynic (@90MinuteCynic) July 17, 2019
He’s still the new best thing. #CynicMbM
Early days certainly but he’s currently making me even more concerned than i already was about KT leaving.— Paul George Mellon (@PaulGMellon) July 17, 2019
It’s worth pointing out that it was only Bolingoli’s second game since his £3 million move from Rapid Vienna [The Times] and it’s basically pre-season as far as fitness goes.
It would be incredibly harsh to make any sort of concrete assessment about him based on this showing, considering other, more experienced Celtic players – including Scott Brown – also looked off the pace.