The Hoops lost the game 2-0, and Laxalt picked up a lowly 6.8 rating, per SofaScore. The Uruguayan international lost possession 26 times and made four fouls in his team’s defeat to Rangers. The defeat leaves Celtic four points behind their table-topping rivals, albeit with a game in hand.
Although the left-back managed to complete both his attempted dribbles and delivered two accurate crosses, it wasn’t enough to prevent many Hoops fans from being unimpressed with his “awful” performance.
Hopefully the poor performance was just a blip and Celtic will be back at their best for their next fixture against Italian giants AC Milan in the Europa League on Thursday.
Here is what Celtic fans have said following Laxalt’s performance:
Laxalt has been very poor. Given away ridiculous amount of ball. All over shop going backwards. No better than Taylor based on today.
— Eoin Moynihan (@Moynihan_4) October 17, 2020
Laxalt is no improvement on Taylor on this performance. Duffy is no leader and this team looks done.
Mo – waste of space. Ntcham poor again. No pass marks for anyone so far.
— baldy🍀🏉☘️ (@donnelly7588) October 17, 2020
Ntcham and laxalt been poor. Shouldnt been throw in so soon after arriving for debut. Missing the running of Forrest and creativity of Christie and Edouard up top.
— mgcr87 (@marty_galls) October 17, 2020
Laxalt was awful
— Scott Welsh (@scott_welsh88) October 17, 2020
Laxalt a disgrace, Duffy a disgrace. Could keep going
— Dyl (@dylankli) October 17, 2020
Laxalt is so bad haha taylor is better
— Dylan. (@horsburgh_dylan) October 17, 2020
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