Celtic fans on social media felt sorry for Callum McGregor in the Champions League qualifier against Cluj. The Hoops midfielder played at left-back, which he has played before, but it is not his best position.
Indeed, he was fortunate not to concede a penalty early on in the game after what looked to be a foul on Ciprian Deac. He also could have done better for the goal which gave Cluj the lead.
Fan claimed that player was ‘wasted’ in position
The Hoops support on social media were quick to voice an opinion on the matter. One fan claimed that McGregor was ‘wasted’ playing in the position.
Here are some of the best reactions from social media to McGregor’s performance at left-back:
McGregor wasted at left back
— evan (@evanreilly15) August 13, 2019
McGregor being asked to work left back is criminal.
— James (@il_James_li) August 13, 2019
Get McGregor out of that LB position before it’s too late.
— Hargi (@hargi_) August 13, 2019
Mcgregor at left back is absolute madness #CELCLU
— Andy (@andydonald_) August 13, 2019
Unnecessary pressure putting McGregor at left back
— Tony 🍀 (@TonyDon87) August 13, 2019
McGregor at left back. Waste
— Jonathan (@djdoddie88) August 13, 2019
McGregor and Forrest poor so far. Christie, Ntcham and Elhamed look sharp.
— Aiden (@cfc_adn) August 13, 2019
On the plus side McGregor did do well for Celtic’s equalising goal. However, in the end the decision may have contributed to the Hoops exiting the Champions League without reaching the group stages.
Hoops miss out on Champions League
Celtic lost 4-3, and for the second season in a row will need to be content with a place in the Europa League, if they can navigate the play-off round.
Hopefully Neil Lennon will not repeat the error that he made against Cluj. From now on McGregor must only play in the centre of midfield, or not be selected at all.