Michael Stewart has questioned Celtic’s signing policy that saw £10m of defenders left on the substitute bench as the hoops lost out to Cluj.
Christopher Jullien and Boli Bolingoli were brought to the club after pre-season matches had started with Neil Lennon trying to integrate them into a side negotiating Champions League qualifiers.
When it came to the crunch last night Jozo Simunovic was preferred to partner Kris Ajer while Callum McGregor was picked at left-back as Olivier Ntcham was show-horned into the team with a view to a possible transfer.
Not saying that the manager should’ve been playing Julien or Bollingoli because I really haven’t seen enough yet.
But obviously Neil Lennon has seen enough so far not to play them in CL and that doesn’t augur well for the £10m outlay.
— Michael Stewart (@mstewart_23) August 14, 2019
Celtic were twice in a leading position during the second half but failed to close the game out, losing four goals to drop into the Europa League.
Lennon must try to pick up the pieces for a Europa League Play Off next week as attention switches firmly to domestic matters and attempting to win the title for the ninth season running.