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Celtic fans on Twitter fumed as Emilio Izaguirre was given a start

Celtic fans on Twitter fumed as Emilio Izaguirre was given a start

Celtic fans knew that nothing but a win would do yesterday. Nothing to do with their title push, they knew that on the day when they were paying their respects to their famous former captain Billy McNeill, nothing but a win would do. So why Neil Lennon opted to start Emilio Izaguirre was absolutely beyond them.

Izaguirre has proven time and time again that he just isn’t up to the required level at Parkhead, and despite the fact he may be Celtic through and through, the fans always have a heart attack when they see him defending. In games like yesterday’s, it can be too much and once again they were gutted to see the Honduran defender given a start, especially considering Jonny Hayes was available.

The 32-year-old may be as experienced as they come with exactly 100 caps for his country, but that’s not enough to convince the fans that he’s the right man they need at the moment, and with him at the back on one side and Mikael Lustig doing the job on the opposite side it was a worrying lineup for the fans. They’ll be desperate to get to the end of the season and get Kieran Tierney in for the 2019/20 season as soon as possible, but there’s still a number of games to go until then.

You can read the Hoops’ verdict on Izaguirre’s start here:

The Hoops would all have swapped Izaguirre for Hayes in a heartbeat and were far from happy to see the Honduran full-back starting.

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