Despite advancing to the Scottish League Cup Final with a comfortable 5-2 win against Hibernian on Saturday evening, a number of Celtic fans still found time to slate Kristoffer Ajer for his performance at the back.
Goals from Mohamed Elyounoussi, who bagged two, Callum McGregor and a rare brace from Scott Brown were enough to overcome the Edinburgh outfit at Hampden Park (BBC).
The Hoops will await the result of the other semi-final between Rangers and Hearts on Sunday to find out who they will need to overcome to retain their title.
However, despite the resounding victory, many of the Celtic fans were still left rather disappointed in what Ajer had produced on the pitch.
The Norwegian defender came in for plenty of criticism for his display in a back-three, with some appearing to believe that the 21-year-old just could not grasp playing in that formation.
A couple of fans slammed the Scandanavian’s ball distribution, with supporters pointing out that his passing had been rather sloppy, whilst others had called for Lennon to drop the young man in the near future.
Here are just some of their reactions…
Hayes and Ajer scared the life out of me second half. All over the shop defensively, and the Norwegian’s distribution was ghastly. Who is Hayes crossing to?
— Jack Thaler (@E_JackThaler) November 2, 2019
When will Ajer be dropped ? Any pressure and he crumbles and is 3 secs behind the play all the time
— Manky Bianchi (@manky_bianchi) November 2, 2019
Julien and ajer suspect tonight man especially wae these long baws
— Gerardinho (@GerryReid95) November 2, 2019
Ajer can’t defend
— Paul (@Mc_823) November 2, 2019
Celtic have went to 3-5-2 and I don’t think Ajer has grasped it. Just standing centrally and doesn’t go over to cover before that Hibs corner.
— Cal (@CMcCeltic) November 2, 2019
— I Wanna Be Edouard (@mn7cfc) November 2, 2019
i’m thinking ajer needs dropped for a bit.
— lil hoopy (@bertolagr) November 2, 2019
Ajer’s long balls have been absolutely terrible today
— LiamCrichton (@liamcrichton96) November 2, 2019
Kris Ajer…massively overrated
— David O’Reilly (@DavidOReilly3) November 2, 2019
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