TalkSport presenter and Celtic fan, Alan Brazil has claimed that he reckons, Celtic midfielder Oliver Ntcham has ‘downed tools’, after his performance against Lille last night.
As reported by the Glasgow Times, Brazil questioned Ntcham’s want to be their last night, after the Ligue 1 side came from 2-0 down to grab a point.
“Ntcham, he looks as if he’s tools down and not bothered. I think when Celtic get the squad back then it’s going to be close. Neil [Lennon] doesn’t have a great squad, but in terms of Scottish football, Celtic’s squad is as good as any so they’ve just got to get on with it and go on a run.”
The midfielder has come in for his fair share of criticism after last nights display.
For me, he looked good in the first-half but the second was a completely different story and towards the end when he was substituted for Stephen Welsh, he looked out on his feet completely.
I think it may be a bit harsh to say he has downed tools, but we do need to see more performances like his first-half one last night, so he can show us what he can do and get the best out of him as a player.
Luckily for us, if he isn’t performing, we have plenty of players in and around that area of the field, who can play there. We all know how good the Frenchman can be though, hopefully we get to see that best side of him more often than not, soon.