Celtic winger Liel Abada struggled as the Hoops slumped to a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Livingston yesterday afternoon.
The Israeli was by no means the only poor performer for the away side but his inconsistent performances since his arrival at the club have led to a lot of frustration among supporters on Twitter:
Abada been posted missing since the derby time to drop him if only Forrest or karamoko were fit.
— here we kyogo 🏴🇮🇪🍀 (@Kevster90KevIN) September 19, 2021
How did Abada manage to stay on the park for 90 odd minutes ange you are kidding me on
— Jim (@JimTim6788) September 19, 2021
— Sean Carlin ☘🇮🇪 (@thewhitecafu88) September 19, 2021
Empty jersey again today
— Ged Cairns (@GedCairns) September 19, 2021
He wouldn’t have been able to thread a pass through the Clyde Tunnel today.
— Quietman. (@pocketscfc) September 19, 2021
Abada needs to perform every game though. Goes missing at times.
— Jimmy Rooney. 🏴🇯🇵 (@jimmyro58) September 19, 2021
Almost forgot Abada was actually playing today
— Scott (@scottdruidbeans) September 19, 2021
It should be pointed out that Abada is still only 19 years of age, so he is bound to have off days where he doesn’t live up to expectations.
Overall, the winger has had a very good start to his Celtic career, scoring four goals and contributing four assists in 11 appearances. However, the fact that manager Ange Postecoglou is having to rely on him so much is a damning indictment of the lack of squad depth.
With James Forrest expected to be back in training this week, the Scottish international should be able to take some of the load off Abada’s young shoulders.