The pundit has accused the two Celtic stars of not trying hard enough this season as they want moves away from the club.
It is no secret that a number of Celtic players have underperformed badly this season. It is not just mere coincidence that a side that was dominating Scottish football even earlier this year have managed just two wins from their last twelve games.
Of course, the lion’s share of the blame has fallen on the shoulders of Neil Lennon. And perhaps rightfully so, as it is his job to motivate the players and get the best out of them.
It is undeniable though that at times it has appeared that a number of them do not want to play for the club anymore. Lennon had hinted at the same after their defeat at the hands of Ferencvaros and it is safe to say that things have only gone downhill since then.
Frank McAvennie has named two Celtic stars of not kicking a ball this season. As reported by Video Celts, he said:
“There’s a few of them, a few boys that are on Social Media that, it’s all over the place, the one’s that are trying to get moves. And I heard way back that they wanted moves, I said to you.
“Christie and Edouard- the two of them haven’t kicked a ball. You can look at Christie and he’s been great for Scotland but where’s that energy that he used to have at Celtic. He used to have it every week. It’s not just those two boys but they are the two that everyone says wants away.”
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It would perhaps be a bit too harsh on the duo. Yes, they have not performed at the level that they normally do but then, not many of these players have to be very honest. Most of the team has looked out of form and short of confidence for a long time now.
There have been promising signs from Edouard in recent weeks as he has started to find the back of the net once again. Of course, not as regularly as he used to but hopefully that will come soon as well.
There is no point in picking out certain players when the entire team is underperforming. It is hard to name one player at this point of time who has shined this season. And at this point, the best we can do is hope that they somehow find a way to turn things around while the Rangers collapse under pressure like they have in the past.