There is no doubt that Celtic are in a poor run of form at the moment. The 2-2 draw against Hibernian at Easter Road won’t do Neil Lennon any favours in getting the fans back on his side.
The Hoops have won only two of the last eight games, and unless something changes very quickly then Lennon could be out as Celtic manager sooner rather than later.
Many players have struggled this season
Unsurprisingly, individual performances have been affected in this recent poor run. The likes of Odsonne Edouard, Scott Brown and Shane Duffy have all came under fire for their displays this season.
However, there is one player who seems to be unaffected by the Celtic malaise. That player is Diego Laxalt. Laxalt has yet to have a poor game for Celtic since he joined the Hoops from Milan on loan in October.
That is despite the fact that the Hoops have been in a poor run of form since Laxalt joined the club. He is not to blame for that though. In fact, alongside Ryan Christie, he has probably been Celtic’s best player this season.
Laxalt was against a stand-out performer against Hibernian. He was a constant threat going forward, and he scored what could be a vital goal in injury time. Laxalt hammered home his first goal for the Hoops from inside the penalty box, to rescue a point.
Doesn’t let the team’s display affect his own performances
That is testament to just how good a player that Laxalt is. The team might not be playing well, but he doesn’t let that affect his game.
Of course, it would be better if both the team and Laxalt were playing at the moment, but that seems unlikely to happen any time soon.
The only downside to Laxalt’s great performance is that Milan might want to keep him when his loan deal ends. If that is the case, we better enjoy Laxalt’s performances whilst he is at the club. He will be a real miss if he moves on next summer.