Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to bemoan one aspect of Ryan Christie’s display against AC Milan – his crossing.
Neil Lennon’s side suffered a disappointing defeat to the Italian giants on home soil, conceding three goals at Celtic Park in the 3-1 Europa League defeat.
While there were a number of positives to take from the performance against a European giant in AC Milan, supporters weren’t happy with Christie’s dead-ball deliveries.
Their comments come despite the fact that the 25-year-old actually delivered the cross for Mohamed Elyounoussi’s goal.
However, the statistics reinforce their criticism.
SofaScore shows that Christie only completed two successful crosses out of an attempted five, while he lost possession 12 times in total.
Having said that, the man who cost the Hoops £500,000 did complete three successful dribbles, and won six of his nine duels on the ground.
Christie also got stuck in defensively with two tackles and one interception to his name.
Despite that, supporters can’t seem to get over his far-from-perfect set-piece deliveries from last night’s game.
In his defence, there’s no shame in having an element of your game be slightly off against such a good opponent.
Christie’s crossing may not have been too consistent, but without it, the Bhoys wouldn’t have scored against Stefano Pioli’s side.
Let’s see what the supporters have been saying on Twitter…
Tonight is further proof that Christie shouldn’t be taking any form of set piece.— Sean Hannah (@Seannyboii67) October 22, 2020
Why’s he on corners and set pieces— David Mc Gowan (@dmcg1968) October 22, 2020
More wastage tonight !! Unreal!!
Maybe if you crossed the ball a bit better your crossing is criminal— Thomas Lunday (@LundayThomas) October 22, 2020
Imagine he could miss the first defender on a cross?— Paul Gemmell ⭐️ (@helenandpaul) October 22, 2020
Yeah Christie’s crossing is abysmal. But thankfully tonight’s 2nd half performance will spell the death knell of the 352. It’s horrific. It only works when you’re dominating the ball, ie, against diddy teams. It kills us for all the reasons I’m actually fed up talking about now.— The Celtic Poet (@macroibin) October 22, 2020
christie cant cross the road— colinjon (@colinjon80) October 22, 2020