When a player leaves Celtic, there is usually someone to fill in the void immediately.
As is the case with their centre-defensive shape, where Dedryck Boyata’s set to leave a hole in. Thankfully for Neil Lennon, another defensive hero is right there to take up the mantle.
Towering centre-back Jozo Simunovic is finally repaying the trust Celtic put in him when they signed him up for roughly £6.75m four years ago.
Donning the jersey of Billy McNeil, the 6’3’ defender has displayed shades of the Celtic legends with his rock-solid nature. Since the Old Firm derby, Simunovic’s started six successive games in all competitions. The Hoops have kept 6 consecutive clean-sheets thanks to his heroics, where he’s neutralized attacking threat with his strong defender.
A powerful figure who is brilliant aerially and organized against mobile threats, he’s helped keeps things tidy at the back. Moreover, Simunovic’s proved his complete skills by scoring two goals in consecutive games. Boyata might’ve been a vital cog in their defence, yet Simunovic is already making fans forget about him.
Just when it seemed like the Hoops would have to shell out finances to sign Boyata’s potential replacement, Simunovic’s emphatic performances saved them millions. The big Croatian is there to stay at Parkhead, having already created an unbreakable bond with Kristoffer Ajer to help protect the Hoops from sharks vying to sink them underneath.
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