Hertha manager Pal Dardai was left raging with former invincible Celt Dedryck Boyata after he went against club wishes and played for his country.

Boyata has been out injured for most of 2021 so far while his club are entrenched in a relegation battle. He was on his way back from injury when he got the call up to his country.

Given the timing, the defender has clearly took up the cap call to make sure he gets into the Euro squad.

It looks to have spectacularly backfired, playing 45 minutes for his country against Belarus he has torn his hamstring leaving his club manager seething:

Dardai told Buli News: “When a player doesn’t do anything for three months and then goes out to play for 45 minutes, things like that do happen.

“His body wasn’t prepared for it all”

Dedryck was highly successful during his time at Celtic. The centre-back did have his own fights with management including a falling out with Brendan Rodgers when the defender tried to get a move away.

Boyata’s agent stormed into Lennoxtown and disturbed training at the time.

In the end, the defender played his contract out and moved to Hertha Berlin.

Celtic might be glad they’re not dealing with the Belgian player any more.


  1. He may have been a disruptive player for the suits to deal with but on the park he was a class act and IMO the most underrated and one of the most missed of our invincibles


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