CHRIS SUTTON has pulled no punches as he declares Celtic must quickly find a competent goalkeeper for the rest of the season.
Barkas was beaten from a tight angle on the night and really should have saved the shot that brought Midtjylland back into the game.
A lot of Celtic supporters were willing to give Barkas the benefit of the doubt after last season and see what he could do under Ange Postecoglou.
It’s taken his first competitive game of the season to cost Celtic a victory. You could argue it’s a one off game but there’s no confidence in the goalkeeper at present.
Speaking to Premier Sports after the game, Chris Sutton blasted the goalkeeper and warned Celtic they must find a replacement.
“Whatever way you look at it, he has killed the manager and killed the team.” Sutton began his rant as cited by Record Sport.
“It’s not rocket science. Fraser Forster in goal saves that.
“Fraser Forster, do I need to keep harping on about him? Yes, because it’s the importance of having a good goalkeeper in a big game.
“This was a big game tonight and Celtic didn’t get the second and third their play deserved, but they should be taking a lead over to Denmark and they are not doing that because of the goalkeeper.
“He’s not going to come back. It’s about trust. How many more times? The joke among Celtic supporters is that Barkas never made a save last season and in some ways it’s hard to argue with.
“A couple of saves against Preston and you thought ‘will that give him confidence?’ but that’s a major error tonight.”
Celtic are heading to Denmark next week to try and grab a win. Barkas will likely be in goal again. The Greek goalkeeper could make a few decent saves but right now there’s no confidence in him that he’ll come up big in the moments that matter.