There’s a growing opinion among pundits and fans alike that last years breakout Celtic star Jeremie Frimpong isn’t a right-back by trade and the the players defensive flaws have been exposed this term.

The youngster has pace to burn and will take on players which has endeared him to the Celtic support. When he can get his final ball right we can see how good he can be but he’s still very much a project.

Elhamed being out injured and with the virus has meant Jeremie has played more football than Neil Lennon would’ve liked.

Frank McAvennie is the latest to come out and claim Jeremie isn’t a defender and his lapses were a big part of the reason why we had to fight back from 2-0 down at Easter Road.

Both Jeremie and Nir were pictured standing idle when the rebound for the penalty was heading into the path of goal scorer Jamie Murphy.

The second goal it was poor from The duo again and Hibs got it all too easy.

Speaking to Football Insider, Frank said: “Frimpong is not a defender for me.

“He is great going forward, he is a wing-back but he is not a defender.

“He was at fault for both goals. He was standing there for the penalty and did not move and with his pace he should have been there first.

“It was as if none of them had any confidence in the goalkeeper.

“It is a shame. I do not know what is happening but they need to pull their finger out.”

Celtic are out in the Czech Republic ahead of the tie with Sparta Prague this evening. Elhamed is fit and could start the game. He can give a better defensive presence but as we’ve saw in Europe, his distribution has got us into trouble.


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