‘The Moment We Lost The Game’ ‘Hope The Big Man’s Pk’ Fans Lament Loss Of Celtic Star Against Leverkusen

‘The Moment We Lost The Game’ ‘Hope The Big Man’s Pk’ Fans Lament Loss Of Celtic Star Against Leverkusen

Celtic were 2-1 up against Bayer Leverkusen when Nir Bitton had to leave the pitch due to injury with 15 minutes left on the clock in the Europa League group match.

The Israeli international had played an important part in controlling the midfield, but his substitution preceded a late collapse from the Hoops.

Goals from Robert Andrich and Moussa Diaby condemned Ange Postecoglou’s side to a 3-2 defeat, meaning they will be playing in the UEFA Conference League in the New Year. Fans on Twitter were frustrated that Bitton had to go off:

The 30-year-old has looked strong when he has been asked to play as a holding midfielder this season. In recent years, the lack of centre-back options have forced him to move into defence but he is clearly happier further up the pitch.

Supporters will be left wondering what might have been if Bitton had managed to see out the remainder of the game versus Leverkusen on Thursday night.