Frank McAvennie takes the media coin and continues strange Celtic narrative
I am sick fed up hearing about this if I am honest.
If it is not single players the former Celtic striker is bleating on about it is now this.
This media concern about Celtic’s back line is just getting boring now and as long as former Celtic players like McAvennie keep bending the knee to it rather than standing up for the club, what chance do our players have?
Celtic’s defence has been the best in the country. All season. Even without Jullien.
So why, oh why, has McAvennie went on record again criticising it? In Football Insider, he said, “Strikers are great, I just think we’re a bit short at the back.
“Jullien isn’t back from his injury yet and even when he’s back it will take a while for him to get back up to speed.
“If he’s going to be missing, I would like to see the club go out and bring in another centre-back.
“I think the manager is clever enough to know that’s what he needs so, yeah, I think that will happen soon.
“We have such a talented attack and midfield now. I would just like to see a little bit more quality and depth in the defence.
“Take nothing away from Starfelt and Carter-Vickers, I thought they were both good against Hibs.
“But we are one injury away from the defence being a little bit shakey, in my opinion.”
Where does he get this from?
Even when Starfelt was injured for the whole of November, the defence stood strong. When Carter Vickers was suspended. No problem. Back door was still kept shut.
Frank would be best served defending the club against these stupid accusations instead of continuing them or he could soon find himself discredited amongst the Hoops support.