The Olivier Ntcham saga has finally come to a close, and Celtic fans have been quick to react on social media.

The Frenchman has been the pantomime villain this summer with his comments to L’Equipe. We all know what they were by now, and we all know that they were highly disrespectful to Celtic and Scottish football.

Olivier Ntcham appears to have been forgiven by Neil Lennon (Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Neil Lennon seemed to deal with the matter internally after the midfielder returned to training on Monday, however. The Celtic manager claimed that it’s all been resolved and that Ntcham was disappointed with how his words came out (Celtic TV).


Sections of the Celtic support have been reacting on Twitter to the climax too. Here’s a look at what they’ve been saying:

Ntcham saga is over…..or is it?

So on an official scale, the Ntcham issue has been dealt with. Lenny has had it out with him and they’ve clearly come to an understanding. The Frenchman is back in training and will be working on his fitness in order to get back as soon as possible.

But the saga does indeed roll over to how the fans now react to Ntcham. Whether Lennon and Ntcham have sorted things out or not, he still disrespected the club. Supporters aren’t likely to just let that slide, and the midfielder is now under more pressure than ever to perform.

Lennon is happy to get going with Ntcham once again (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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And he’s under pressure for more than one reason too. If he wants to get his move to a bigger league one day, moaning about how good he is compared to Scotland isn’t going to do much for him. He needs to start showing it for Celtic on a weekly basis to keep potential suitors interested.

Ntcham is a quality player on his day, and it’s important not to forget that. His technique is incredible, and when he’s in full flow he’s an absolute joy to watch. It’s time for him to show it and to stop mouthing off in the media about how much he needs a move.

The truth is, just like many before him, Ntcham will get his move when he’s earned it. At the moment, he’s a long way from doing that, and the reaction of some supporters on social media proves he has some winning over to do.


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