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Celtic: Fans talk about Diego Laxalt

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Many Celtic have been talking about Diego Laxalt after the club’s 2-0 loss in the recent derby.

The Hoops lost the derby by a 2-0 scoreline on Saturday. Connor Goldson scored in the first half and then scored again in the second half, potentially denting Celtic’s hopes of winning their 10th Premiership title in a row this season (as per BBC Sport).

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Laxalt, who had arrived on loan from Milan in the summer transfer window, made his debut in the game on Saturday. Many Celtic gave their opinion about the Uruguayan’s performance against the Gers and Lennon’s decision to hand him his debut in the fixture.

What did Celtic make of Laxalt’s performance in the derby?

Were you happy with Laxalt's debut?

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Yes

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No

Laxalt was on the bench for Milan in every game for them in all competitions at the start of this season prior to his move to Scotland.

In the 2019/20 campaign, he was loaned out to Torino in the first half of the campaign but he returned to the San Siro for the second half of the season. He had made four Serie A appearances for Milan last season.

Some other Celtic also began talking about Laxalt’s performance on Saturday and they believe that it is unfair to criticise him following his first appearance for the club.

A lot of these Celtic believe that while it wasn’t the best performance from Laxalt, it would be unfair to criticise him since it was his first game for Celtic.

The Uruguayan, currently 27, picked up a Whoscored rating of 6.45 in the game on Saturday. As a result, he was the club’s sixth-best performer. He completed the joint-highest number of dribbles for Celtic (two).

It shows that while it wasn’t an overly impressive performance from him, he was still trying to help the team score. Celtic can only hope that he improves from here and potentially helps them win their tenth Premiership title in a row this season.

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