With Celtic well on course to win yet another domestic treble, their supporters should be loving what they are seeing on the pitch, right?
Well, recent lacklustre performances against the likes of Aberdeen and Dundee have not boosted the chances of interim boss Neil Lennon getting the Hoops job on a regular basis whatsoever.
Despite dominating possession in both of these fixtures, a clear lack of cutting edge has prevented the club from producing their usual display of goals with certain players receiving more flak than others.
One of those who has been particularly underwhelming over the past few weeks has been right-back Jeremy Toljan. Signed on loan from Borussia Dortmund during the January transfer window by former boss Brendan Rodgers, the German has struggled to impact play since initially impressing on his full home debut against Hibernian last month.
A lack of discipline shown by Toljan since moving to Celtic Park has seen him pick up five yellow cards in eleven games for the Hoops which includes a sending off against Valencia in the Europa League, a mistake which played a defining role in his side’s exit from the competition.
However, any calls for the 24-year-old to be dropped may be a bit premature when you consider that with him in defence, the reigning Scottish Premiership champions have yet to lose domestically, winning eight of their last nine. It can also be argued that Toljan is a significant upgrade on Mikael Lustig whose Celtic future is looking increasingly unlikely given the fact that he has yet to sign a new contract with the club and his current deal runs out in the summer.
Although it is fair to say that the former Hoffenheim player can definitely improve his output going forward, his defensive qualities are the primary reason for why Lennon is selecting him and with an eight-consecutive title almost certainly in the bag, the club will not be harmed by the continued presence of the defender.
What do you think Celtic fans? Should Toljan be dropped by Lennon when your side return to action after the international break? Or do you think that he deserves to keep his place? Get in touch below.
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