Celtic supporters tease Stuart Armstrong after big Man City defeat

By David Walton

November 5, 2018

Celtic fans have been goading Stuart Armstrong after his Southampton side were mauled 6-1 at Manchester City.

It was an embarrassing performance from the Saints, who now sit 16th in the English Premier League. It’s been a shocking season for them under Mark Hughes, but an even worse season for Armstrong.

The former Hoops hero has made just eight appearances this term. Only two of those appearances have been starts in what’s been a dreadful start to life in England.

Stuart Armstrong had a late cameo against Man City (Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images)

Certain Celtic fans who watched Southampton’s defeat to Manchester City couldn’t help but have a dig. Taking to Twitter, an element of the Hoops support questioned Armstrong’s move.

Is there regret?

At this stage, there has to be an element of regret from Armstrong over his move.

Taking the option to sign for Southampton may have looked like an attractive one. After all, it’s been the springboard for so many players to perform and make the step up to bigger clubs. Celtic’s own Virgil Van Dijk was proof of that as he went to Liverpool from Saints.

Therefore, at the time, it was an understandable move. But Armstrong’s career is certainly stalling down in England however.

Armstrong was a hero during his time at Celtic Park (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, up at Celtic, the likes of Ryan Christie is thriving in the role Armstrong left behind. Subsequently, Christie has become one of Celtic’s most valuable players in recent weeks. His goals and flair has had a huge impact on the side

A penny then for Armstrong’s thoughts, who must realise that this could’ve been him excelling at Parkhead.

Of course, there’s always the option the midfielder comes back. Brendan Rodgers, however, most likely wouldn’t like the idea of going for a player who was so eager to jump ship in the first place.

In the meantime, hopefully Armstrong can find his form once more and make an impact. He served Celtic well, but is just the latest to find out that the grass isn’t always greener down south.