Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to react after Jack Hendry shone for Club Brugge in their impressive 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain.
What’s the story?
Well, the 26-year-old left Glasgow over the summer after KV Oostende activated their option to buy the defender for £1.5m.
The Belgian side quickly sold him on to Club Brugge, one of the bigger clubs in the Jupiler Pro League, and he is currently thriving.
Last night, Hendry lined up against the fearsome trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, in a game many expected to be a whitewash.
However, the 9-cap Scotland international held firm at the back, as Club Brugge recorded a brilliant 1-1 draw.
As SofaScore shows, Hendry made two tackles and two clearances, while also making one interception.
Impressively, he also kept his composure against PSG’s deadly trio by completing 90% of his passes.
Why did Celtic sell Jack Hendry?
It was certainly a tough situation, and by the sounds of it, Hendry made the decision himself.
As he revealed to the Scots Abroad Podcast, a lack of communication from Celtic and assurance over playing time led the defender to his exit.
“I thought ‘Do I want to put myself in a position where the club I’d be going back to doesn’t have a manager, there’s no real communication and on the other hand I’ve got a club out here who are desperate to sign me and put really good personal terms in front of me’.”
At the time, the Bhoys were managerless, and Hendry had no idea what would be waiting for him back in Glasgow.
In that respect, you can understand why he took up an exciting opportunity to move to Belgium.
He’s now shining in the Champions League of all stages, so he clearly made the right decision.
Hopefully, Celtic never allow another situation like this to happen again.
Let’s see what the Celtic fans on Twitter have been saying about his display…
I’m not going to jump on the Jack Hendry shouldn’t have been let go bus – sometimes a player just doesn’t suit a club.— Craig (@CraigCelt) September 15, 2021
But you have to admire the lad for carving out his career on his terms. Amazing self believe and drive. pic.twitter.com/4acLVWINSt
Completely agree with this. Sometimes players find themselves in the right place at the right time and sometimes the reverse. Got to be pleased for the boy. He is where he is on merit— Wieghorst (@Wieghorst98) September 15, 2021
Jack Hendry would still be in Celtic's reserves, that's the reality of the matter.— Everything Celtic (@aboutceltic) September 15, 2021
Moving to Belgium was the best thing he could have done for his career & wow it's paid off, fantastic to see.
You can have as much money as you want. You can have Messi, Mbappe and Neymar. You can have an embarrassment of riches on top of them. But you can’t get past Jack Hendry.— CelticLisboa (@CelticLisboaa) September 15, 2021
Exactly, it was clear celtic wasn’t a great fit for him. He looks like he’s enjoying life in belgium. Everyone needs to move on— Elax (@ElaxOfficialG) September 15, 2021
Fans getting on his back didn't help his confidence. Same can be said for Christie last year. Two good players lost who we should have appreciated more.— Funky63 (@Funky633) September 15, 2021