Michael Stewart has not been impressed with Celtic goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas, as quoted on BBC Sport.
The former Manchester United and Hibernian midfielder, who now works as a pundit for BBC Sport, does not think that Barkas makes big saves like Fraser Forster and Craig Gordon did.
Stewart made the comments about the 26-year-old goalkeeper – who joined the Hoops from AEK Athens in the summer of 2020 for a transfer fee reported by The Scottish Sun to be worth £4.5 million – following the Scottish Premiership club’s 3-1 defeat to AC Milan at Celtic Park in the Europa League on Thursday evening.
The former Scotland international told BBC Sport: “Barkas has not stood out for me. Compare him to Fraser Forster or even Craig Gordon, he hasn’t shown he can make the big saves they can yet.”
Meanwhile, Chris Sutton was impressed with the display produced by Diego Laxalt for Celtic against his parent club Milan.
The former Celtic striker has also praised Tom Rogic for his performance for the Hoops.
According to WhoScored, 27-year-old Laxalt, who can play as a left-back or as a left-winger and joined the Bhoys on loan from Milan in the summer transfer window, took one shot which was not on target, played one key pass, had a pass accuracy of 84.6%, took 82 touches, attempted six dribbles, made six tackles and four interceptions, and put in five crosses.