The Israeli defender was brought in during the most recent transfer window. Hatem Abd Elhamed instantly solidified the right-back position, but his injury-prone ways have now become a hindrance to the club. Recently, he experienced a setback with an injury that he incurred in early November during the match with Lazio.
For the Hoops to find success in the second half, all of their players will need to be firing on all cylinders. With the fast break style of play Celtic like to employ, their backline has to be prepared to defend any quick counter-attacks. Hatem Abd Elhamed makes that possible, but only if he is on the field. Something he has not proven he can do during his time with the Hoops.