Celtic didn’t really help each other during the Europa League return game against Copenhagen, with individual errors that directly contributed to two of the away team’s goals, while the other was poorly defended.
Jozo Simunovic is one of the culprits in this, as he practically gave the Danish giants their first goal of the game.
When a long ball was played over the top, he cooked his pass back to the goalkeeper, who began the disastrous defense that led to Michael Santos scoring.
According to WhoScored, the Croatian completed two of the three tackles he attempted, in addition to making five games and four interceptions. In addition, he won nine of the 12 aerial duels in which he competed.
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Despite these fairly impressive statistics, the severe lack of concentration and belief that led to the opener is what will define his game.
This left a lot of Celtic fans boiling with the 25-year-old after the full-time whistle.
Feel that tonight is the only acceptable night to be critical of Lennon. 1 sub? Does Rogic play 90 minutes for once? Simunovic plays 90 minutes despite being scary in everything. I said it before and I repeat it. Lennon doesn’t know how to change game when he goes against him
– paul mcauley (@destroyrmcauley) February 27, 2020
Any team with Simunovic is a responsibility. Anyone who has seen him play knows it.
There is also the issue of tactical training.
We cannot defend and we cannot cope with the pressure.
This is for the technical staff.
– A star means more (@theceltsarehere) February 28, 2020
Simunovic’s public apology NOW
– ⚫️Andrew McLoone (@Uundreww) February 28, 2020
Some even went so far as to say it should have been sold, while a fan asked the club to “terminate the contract tonight”.
The defender has now started 13 games and once left the bench once this season, through the SPFL, the Champions League and the Europa League, suggesting that it is unnecessary for the club.
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This performance certainly didn’t help his cause with fans, as he has now become a target for their frustrations.
Sell simunovic or terminate the contract tonight
– Dmcdcfc 🕖 (@ Dmcdcfc1) February 27, 2020
Sell simunovic. Obtain errors prone to hebrose errors.
– Ross McGougan (@ mcgougan33) February 27, 2020
Sell simunovic and force the brown to retreat @CelticFC
– fatbhoy (@ A1DENV2) February 27, 2020
Before yesterday evening, I was willing to give Simunovic the benefit of the doubt, but it’s over for me now. Not to locate him because everyone was poor in the second half, but there is no way to get a new contract.
– Murray (@ DMMacdonald96) February 28, 2020
Meanwhile, a midfielder was predicted by Celtic fans after the defeat.