Celtic player called 'lazy' and told to be dropped

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Celtic's recruitment this season has received a lot of criticism and for good season. There is not one player they have signed, out of the eleven, who has come in and established himself as one of the best in the team. Luis Palma is arguably the only one who has made a consistent impact and even his form has been shaky although he has delivered good numbers.

It is not just under the management of Brendan Rodgers that the recruitment team has gotten things wrong though. The 2022/23 campaign was not much better either in terms of transfers.

One of the players signed in the summer of 2022 was Alexandro Bernabei. He was brought in from Lanus for a transfer fee believed to be around £3.75 million. In the process, he became Celtic's first ever Argentine player.

It has not been a first to remember for Celtic fans though. Bernabei has never really made much of an impression since joining the club and it does feel like it is only a matter of time before he is shown the exit door. His performances have shown no signs of improvement and the Argentine continues to make mistakes.

Celtic player called 'lazy' and told to be dropped

As reported by 67 Hail Hail, Mark Wilson believes that Bernabei should be nowhere near the Celtic first team, as he said on Superscoreboard:

"No, he shouldn’t be. And I hate being harsh on players because people think it’s easy to play for Celtic and you’ve got a lot of the ball.

“Now that’s a failing on the part of recruitment, Brendan Rodgers himself not bringing someone in. But when you get given the jersey and you get put on you have got to be more resolute than Bernabei is."

The pundit further went on to add:

"I knew there was something that was going to transpire with him coming on. I mean, so weak defensively if you look at the goal.

“And do you know what I think that is? That’s lazy defending."

As Bernabei continues to struggle, that further magnifies the confusing decision made by Celtic not to sign a left-back in January. That was believed to be the minimum expectation going into the winter window and they could not even fulfill that.

Since then, the Rangers have managed to move ahead of Celtic in the title race. And the Hoops have only themselves to look at to be very honest.