Celtic got ripped asunder tonight at Celtic Park by a very average Romanian team. The Bhoys got off to the worse possible start and went in at half time one-nil down and needing two goals.
Most of the attacking play could not be faulted but the defending left a lot to be desired. The men in suits have known for far too long that major investment needed to be made in the back four. That failure to be prepared has cost Celtic a place in the Champions League group stages. Losing 3-4 at home to a pretty average team with so much at stake will leave more questions than answers.
Chris Sutton only needed one Tweet to capture the thoughts of many Celtic fans.
That’s the Tierney money gone tonight… the messing about in the last few windows has bitten Celtic on the backside… this day was always coming…
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) August 13, 2019
The fact that one of the best midfielders in Scotland had to play at left-back tonight did not sit well with most Celtic fans. Kieran Tierney has clearly told the suits at Celtic Park two months ago that he wants a new challenge. Add the loss of Benkovic, Boyata, Lustig and Izzaguire to the mix and you can see what Celtic are missing.
Elhamed looks like a good solid signing and Neil Lennon will need to replicate that kind of player at left-back.