Tom Rogic comes in for criticism after shock Australia defeat
Celtic’s Tom Rogic has come in for scathing criticism after Australia’s shock 1-0 defeat to Jordan in the AFC Asian Cup.
One of the pre-tournament favourites, the Socceroos were expected to get their campaign off to a winning start.
However, despite having Rogic among their ranks, they lost 1-0 to minnows Jordan.
The Aussies controversially denied Celtic of Rogic’s services before last week’s crucial Glasgow Derby.
It looks like some of the Australian fans would have preferred the midfielder to have stayed at the other side of the world.
After a disappointing opening match, the fans were not shy to get stuck into the Celtic midfielder.
Chris Sutton can have Rogic back. He’s absolutely trash for the Socceroos #AUSvJOR
— Michael Turner (@mturnerATB) January 6, 2019
The most overrated Aus footballer of my lifetime. Hes a spud.
— Brett Trevenen (@bretttrevenen) January 6, 2019
The most scathing criticism seemed to call his entire Australian career into question.
While we’re all in hysterics, I’m going to make possibly an unpopular call.
Tommy Rogic – Has never, ever shown his capabilities with the national team. Dead set useless.
And coming from me, who loves him for Celtic!!#GoSocceroos
— Paul Tobin (@ptobz29) January 6, 2019
Agree. Think the football media here have hyped him into something he’s not. I can’t remember him ever dominating a game in an Australian shirt. And if you search the match hashtag and Rogic it’s definitely not an unpopular opinion! 😉
— Justine (@Juzh85) January 6, 2019
Then there were of course, those who used Rogic’s poor afternoon as an excuse to target Scottish Football.
Tommy Rogic really struggles when not up against Scottish farmers #MickeyMouseLeague
— Callan Townsend (@CallanBaah) January 6, 2019
He played so bad, how do you rate this guy?? Must be the quality of Scottish league football.. 🤣🤣
— Kane (@VolkanoN8) January 6, 2019
Of course Rogic will be hoping his disappointment won’t last too long. His country should bounce back from today’s defeat and progress to the latter stages of the tournament.
However, if worse comes to worst for the Aussies, Celtic won’t be too upset.
The Wizard of Oz in Celtic’s midfield has been instrumental in their success over the last two and a half years. No Celtic fan will be fooled by a poor performance against Jordan.
Maybe if the Aussies treated him with the respect he deserves, by playing through him, they’d see the same benefits Celtic do.
There won’t be a Celtic fan who wishes anything but the best of luck for Rogic and Australia.
However, if they were to suffer an embarrassing early exit, it wouldn’t be the worst news in the world for Celtic’s treble treble bid.