Some Celtic fans were not impressed with a mistake made by goalkeeper Scott Bain in the Hoops’ 5-2 win over Motherwell.
The Hoops recovered from going a goal behind to easily win the game, but Bain should have done better for Motherwell’s opening goal.
Beaten too easily for goal
Bain was beaten too easily by Liam Donnelly’s strike at near post. He didn’t look convincing with his kick-outs either, and he has had better games for the Hoops.
The reaction on social media was fairly damning towards Bain. One fan described his effort to save the goal as ‘poor’.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to Bain’s performance:
Lennon really needs to have a look at that goalkeeper position and think of bringing someone else in. Bain ain’t good enough and Gordon will be 37 in December.
— Alan Rafferty 🍀 (@AlanRaff81) August 10, 2019
Bain a nightmare 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
— James Kelly ⭐ (@jay1888kay) August 10, 2019
Shocking goal to give away, Bain doesn’t look confident just now should have done better with it but what a finish big Ajer!!
— steven friel (@stevenfriel91) August 10, 2019
I'm a fan of Bain but that's poor. Has to keep that out.
On the plus side, looks like we've found our back up right back with big Ajer 👀
— Pádraig Whelan (@PWhelan88) August 10, 2019
Scott Bain is massively overrated
— Sean (@SeanJM_Heaney) August 10, 2019
Poor Scott Bain should have saved that
— Stephen Klos (@klos_stephen) August 10, 2019
Very bad from Bain but brilliant goal by Ajer
— John O Mahony (@JohnOMa81493487) August 10, 2019
Neil Lennon’s response to Bain’s performance could be telling. If he picks Bain for the game against Cluj, it will show that he still has faith in the player.
Manager may have second thoughts about goalkeeper
Should Craig Gordon return though, then perhaps Lennon has had second thoughts about who his number one goalkeeper is.
Of course, another factor that should be taken into account is the money Celtic have received for Kieran Tierney.
Some of that £25 million could be spent on a goalkeeper. So far, Bain has done well for the Hoops for the most part.
However, he will know that he could have done better against Motherwell. Hopefully this is just a blemish, and Bain returns to form sooner rather than later.