Vasilis Barkas keen to have dialogue with his fellow Celtic defenders

By John Reid

September 18, 2020

Celtic goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas has disclosed that he is open to having dialogue with his fellow defenders at the club in order to improve their performances, the Celtic View reports.

Barkas has only been at Celtic for a short time, and as a result he is still getting to know his team-mates. The same can be said of Shane Duffy, the Hoops centre-back who only joined the club a week ago.

Barkas feels that performances can improve with communication between the defenders after the games.

“Work on gelling game by game”

“We have to work on gelling game by game. We will do that, we are all different people, so we will need to find ourselves and I believe our communication is not so bad” Barkas said, as quoted by the Celtic View (Volume 56, Issue 8, Page.23).

Celtic goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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“For sure, after games, we can talk about how we make this part of the game better” he concluded.

Barkas has done well so far in his brief Hoops career. He has conceded only two goals in five league appearances so far. In those games he has kept thee clean sheets.

Particularly impressive in recent victory

Barkas was particularly impressive in the recent 5-0 win over Ross County. He made some excellent saves to keep the Hoops lead at 2-0 and stop County getting back into the game.

Barkas and his Celtic team-mates will get better once they are more familiar with each other. However, you can’t really quibble with the job the defence has done so far.

Vasilis Barkas impressed for Celtic against Ross County (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Okay, they might not have covered themselves in glory against Ferencvaros, However, Celtic’s loss that night was more down to missed chances at the other end of the pitch. It was also down to a poor team selection by the manager.

Since then, Barkas and his defenders seem to have come to some kind of understanding. It can only improve as time goes on. If the Hoops back line can have the talk that Barkas recommends, then the Celtic defence can go from strength to strength. That could be vital in such an important season for the club.

In other news, there is no need for concern over David Turnbull’s Celtic career so far.