Former Celtic ace Ramon Vega has slammed Albian Ajeti after the Hoops striker was called up for Switzerland for their next set of international fixtures.
The Lowdown: Ajeti criticism
The 24-year-old has been on the receiving end of much criticism for some of his performances in recent weeks and has only managed three goals in 12 games over all competitions so far this season (Transfermarkt).
Should Celtic start Ajeti?
This is in sheer contrast to someone like Kyogo Furuhashi, who now has eight goals in 11 games this term after scoring in the 2-1 win at Aberdeen on Sunday.
The Latest: Vega slams Ajeti
Speaking to The Scottish Sun, former Hoops defender Vega has now slammed his Swiss compatriot Ajeti and ultimately does not think that his international call-up is deserved. The 50-year-old said:
“I am very surprised that Ajeti was called up and I really can’t understand it.
“He actually only plays at Celtic because the manager has no other options due to many injuries. And he wasn’t really convincing.
“I see little dynamism, little speed in him – I only see a few predatory qualities, which he does too seldom.
“I don’t know what he stands for as a striker.
“I think Royal Antwerp’s Michael Frey, who is quick and also scores, would have been the better choice.”
The Verdict: Must do better
If Ajeti is to get a consistent run in the Celtic first team under Ange Postecoglou, then he must put in better performances when he either starts or comes off the substitutes’ bench.
As Vegas has hinted, the 24-year-old’s call-up to his national team does seem surprising considering his ineffective form, but he may find it more difficult to get into the squad for the 2022 World Cup, should Switzerland qualify for the finals.
The striker needs to be taking his opportunities when he gets them, and he could learn from a player like Kyogo who is consistently performing in a Hoops shirt.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience