Some Celtic fans have been discussing Jeremie Frimpong and whether he is capable of playing on the European stage.
Frimpong had started at right-back in the Hoops’ 4-3-3 shape on Thursday against Copenhagen in the first leg of their Europa League tie. The game saw Neil Lennon’s men get held to a 1-1 draw, but Odsonne Edouard got a vital away goal for the club to take into the second leg in Glasgow next week.
Who should start in European games: Elhamed or Frimpong?
Frimpong will come good soon
Elhamed is much better
After the game, CelticGossip posted about how Frimpong isn’t up to European level yet – and it got many Hoops fans talking.
Hes still young yet, needs to put on some muscle. He’ll get there though
— Crackerman (@mostlyceltic81) February 20, 2020
Hes not a defender in a mile years. Winger all day long.
— Kevin Hackett (@KevinHa26255509) February 20, 2020
— Stuart (@stuy_A) February 20, 2020
Love the wee man but have to agree on this one
— James mccallum (@Jamesmc53258525) February 20, 2020
— Dave Knox (@kilkennybhoy) February 20, 2020
Shocking at crossing the ball…. one for the future.
— U know who (@ballinderryboo) February 20, 2020
Ridiculous comment. Literally his first ever game in Europe thought this page was better than this?!
— Kenny Morrison (@Kennymo08) February 21, 2020
Spot on, Elhamed twice the player
— Jamie Barr (@JamieBarr1888) February 20, 2020
What do we think?
That suggests the youngster may take time to get back into the routine of playing regularly. And with time, he will learn what it takes to play European football too. It is time for patience.