At a time when things at Celtic are peaceful and calm there is always somebody who wants to suggest that things aren’t quite what they seem, as this time it is the Israeli manager who is throwing uninformed ignorant nonsense into the mix.
He has a theory for why Liel Abada doesn’t play more games and it’s this; Abada doesn’t want to sign a new deal with the club. How he knows this is beyond me. Abada has said he’s not thinking about that.
If he had rejected a deal or didn’t want one I think we would know because at the end of the day the media splattered Giakoumakis and Juranovic’s contract stories all over the back pages and I feel sure that our club still has a leak.
That’s an issue for another day, but for the moment I do wish people who actually don’t know a thing about what’s going on inside Celtic would stop surmising that they do based on fragments of information and their own inner logic.
Celtic rotates the squad.
What did Ange say recently? There are clubs you can go to and be a guaranteed starter, but you will not be playing at the top level of the game, and you will not be playing for Celtic. That’s as definitive a statement as you’ll get. Everyone at Parkhead knows it. Everyone buys into it. There is no issue here to speak of. We are a squad, not a showboat for individuals.
What in God’s name is a national coach doing expressing a view like this in the first place? Celtic should be furious about it and putting in a complaint with the Israeli FA.
We have been good to them over the years. We’ve played fair and straight with the players we had here, and this is an utterly unwarranted intrusion into an area that’s none of their business.
No national coach should be talking openly about what he believes – what he believes, not what he knows – about how a club handles players or why.
If he stuck to doing his own damned job maybe they wouldn’t have lost to Malta and Cyprus last year.