Eboue Kouassi back at Celtic and four things we learned against Hibernian

By Connor Gordon

October 22, 2018

Brendan Rodgers was forced to tinker with his newly impressive Celtic side at the weekend against Hibernian which included a return for ousted midfielder Eboue Kouassi.

Scott Brown’s early injury and the closeness of the game in the second half meant Eboue was surprisingly put on ahead of Youssouf Mulumbu, showing that Rodgers hasn’t given up on the Ivorian just yet.

We also learned that there is a dynamic duo hitting form at the right time in Tom Rogic and James Forrest who were on fire, with the former firing in a signature first half opener.

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Forrest also contributed heavily to the convincing win. The winger set up Odsonne Edouard’s first goal, easing past his man to tee up the Frenchman.

Both were vital in the build-up to Olivier Ntcham’s strike too.

Frustration for two Bhoys

Unfortunately two goals were conceded and both came from the right side of defence. Mikael Lustig was at fault for both goals, showing Celtic might be hunting in the January market for a replacement.

In the first goal, Lustig was so far out of his position, following the ball which created space for Florian Kamberi to score and on the second his feeble attempt at a tackle played in Martin Boyle to chip Craig Gordon.

Many fans are tired of the Swede’s performances, which has turned into frustration towards the once formidable right back.

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Another player fans are frustrated with is Scott Sinclair. He showed us why on Saturday as he passed up another perfect goal scoring opportunity.

Sinclair’s misses like the one against Hibernian have put his confidence at an all time low.

Finally, we learned that not all Celtic fans are as warm to Neil Lennon as you might think.

The former boss claimed that referees help Celtic and that is one of the reasons Hibs were defeated. However, fans of his old club have blasted Lennon saying that he should know better from his time in Glasgow.