Fans will agree with Rod Stewart's verdict on Celtic European exit

By John Reid

August 15, 2019

Celebrity Celtic fan Rod Stewart has had his say on the Hoops’ Champions League exit – and his opinion is one that most fans will agree with.

Stewart could not understand why the Hoops didn’t start two of their summer signings in the game against Cluj, which the Hoops lost 4-3.

“I don’t understand”

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“I don’t understand why we didn’t have Christopher Jullien, a £7 milllion player we’ve bought, and Boli Bolingoli, a £3 million player, playing. Neither of them are playing – I don’t understand it!” he said, whilst appearing on talkSPORT with Jim White.

“It’s just income for us, and we blew £30m last night by not qualifying.”

It has to be said, that Stewart’s views will be echoed by the majority of the Celtic support. The decision not to play either Jullien or Bolingli backfired.

The Bolingoli decision was particularly bad, as it meant that Callum McGregor had to play left-back for the Hoops. He did not look comfortable in that position at all.

Hoops missed key man’s drive from midfield

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Bolingoli might have had an indifferent start to his Hoops career. However, he is still a natural left-back. That is not the case with McGregor. The Hoops missed his drive from midfield as a result.

As for Jullien, it is concerning that a £7 million signing did not start the biggest game of the season so far. Neil Lennon must get him in the team as soon as possible.

Sometimes celebrity fans might be out of touch with what is going on at the club. That is not the case with Rod Stewart. His comments will be firmly agreed with by the Hoops support.