Celtic’s Europa League hopes are dangling by a thread after a 2-0 defeat to Valencia this week, and fans are still unconvinced by January signing Jeremy Toljan.
Toljan’s arrival at Parkhead was a very welcome sight for Celtic fans, as the right side of Brendan Rodgers’ defence has been a weak point all season.
Mikael Lustig is well past his best and Cristian Gamboa never really seems to have earned the manager’s trust, so it was no surprise to see Toljan go straight into the starting XI after his arrival from Borussia Dortmund.
However, after impressing and grabbing an assist in a 2-0 win over Hibernian, he struggled massively at times on Thursday night.
It was on the defensive end where his vulnerabilities were more clearly exposed though, as Valencia made scoring European away goals look easy against a disorganised Hoops back line.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, where fans are split on the young defender…
One thing I noticed about Toljan is that he’s very a average right back. Back and side passing all night. We miss KT so much. He sets the bar for everyone to reach. Totally driven imo ??
— ? Celtic ? (@Con_Shaunnery) February 14, 2019
Is toljan incapable of passing a ball??
— Uncle Vanya (@Deannooo) February 14, 2019
Toljan is the only positive to take out if this game
— Emmet O'Doherty (@EmmetDocDoherty) February 14, 2019
Toljan getting found out at this level.
— Raffles (@metalrafferty) February 14, 2019
Not convinced with Toljan yet.
— Gilliam young (@gilliam_young) February 14, 2019
The only positive I'm taking away from this game is how much worse it would have been with Lustig instead of Toljan
— Doesn't matter; that's Buddy Hield (@tweetabraar) February 14, 2019
Toljan not any better than Lustig tonight
— James Houston (@Hoostybhoy) February 14, 2019
Jeremy Toljan has been Celtic best player tonight and it’s not even close
— Andrew Miller (@AndrewMillerNBA) February 14, 2019
People seriously saying Toljan player well the night? Wit yous smoking guy lost the ball about 10 times
— MM_1967 (@MM__1967) February 14, 2019