JONNY HAYES has earned his hoops tonight at the Mestalla according to many Celtic fans who have saluted the Irishman for coming into the squad and putting in a top performance in Spain.
Celtic were resolute and looked dangerous at times but a sending off for Jeremy Toljan changed the game. Even then, the bhoys dug in and gave everything for the cause. Eventually, the pressure told and Valencia got a very well worked goal.
The performance was encouraging even if the result wasn’t. Hayes wasn’t even a stick-on to start the match but he’s won many fans over with his performance.
Could an extended run in the team be warranted after this eveing>
Wish tae fuck Hayes played the 1st leg.
Arguably our best player the night.
— DavieBhoy🌟 (@BigDaddyPedro67) February 21, 2019
Hayes my MOTM 🍀
— BarryBhoy ⭐ (@Barrybhoy671) February 21, 2019
Jonny Hayes and Kristofer Ajer have been outstanding
— Hez-Bo-Laaaaaa (@Hez_Bo_Laaaaaa) February 21, 2019
Jonny Hayes has had a brilliant game tonight. #celtic
— Danny Harrison (@dannyaharrison) February 21, 2019
It wasn’t just Hayes who received high praise with Kristoffer Ajer getting many plaudits for his performance. The Norweigan could have scored on another day.
Celtic move on to domestic competition now, knowing they did well on the night and competed with Valencia. If only they showed this type of performance in the first leg.