With it looking increasingly likely that we lose a cadre of our top players for a series of tough fixtures this month and next, the onus is on the players who will be left behind to get us over the line in those games.
One of them is Giorgios Giakoumakis.
The weight of this will rest heavily on his shoulders for a while.
He ought to be fit when we retake the field for the next game, and if he’s fit he better be sharp because after Hibs at home there is a very real likliehood that he’ll be holding the fort for a while.
We shouldn’t be letting this overly concern us.
Giakoumakis is a Greek international and Holland’s top scorer from last season. We’ve paid big money for this guy and if he’s not ready to take that step up then frankly he shouldn’t be at the club.
His pedigree suggests that he’s ready. It is high time he proved it.
He is going to need to, and in a very tough series of matches.
We face, in that timeframe, Hearts at Tynecastle, Dundee Utd at home and then the Ibrox lot roll into town.
It’s probably too early for the players, who will have to travel from the other side of the world, to be relied on for the game following that, against Motherwell, away on 6 February.
So that’s four big games in which Giakoumakis will, most probably, be the guy we’re most relying on to get the job done for us, and he simply cannot shirk that challenge.
He has to grab it with both hands because the likely shape of the Celtic team after those players return doesn’t leave a lot of room for him otherwise.
He has one shot to make himself indispensable, and he must already know it.
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Mark B says:
January 6, 2022 at 9:58 am
I would postpone the games , no drama ,who cares what the other teams think
my son told me just as Celtic singed him that he had a look on the inter-net and after what he told me seems to be coming true my son told me he had hit a purple patch in Holland and the seasons before he was nothing ,so lets hope we havent bought another pig-in-a-poke Hail Hail .
Guys a DUD.. Wid punt him fur whitever I could get along wae Julien whoze an IMPOSTER picking up a wage! Ajeti, Bolingoli, Soro & Barkas, get them tae Fuk!!
Brilliant insight. You should start your own blog. He’s a dud.. And so is Jullien. Based on what precisely?
Has a lot to prove but we will see shortly if he is a goal scorer or a dud ???.
God help us. A master of the 12 yard backpass as I recollect
He ballses up one penalty (albeit a crucial one at the time) and suddenly he’s a master at it? Behave.
I hope Giorgios shows he has what it takes but I will be surprised if he isn’t out in loan at a low level European club next season.
Chaos = opportunity. I think this is an excellent opportunity for the big man to show us what he can do. It also gives Ange an opportunity to create a plan B which is what we are lacking against teams who sit deep and park the bus. I am really looking forward to this!
When I saw him in a couple of games he looked like he could lead the line and I was impressed actually. That missed pen against Livi I he needs to overcome and that was a tough tough blow for him and us. (He should never have been allowed to take that. it was exceptionally high pressure – I have said repeatedly that our Japanese signings are great but we need more. This article emphasises that fully.
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