Many Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to criticise Nir Bitton’s performance in the Hoops’ 2-2 draw with Hibernian on Saturday.
The £1.08m-rated man is classed as a defensive midfielder by Transfermarkt, which may be understandable given that this is where he’s played the majority of the time throughout his career, however, he’s mainly been played at centre-back by the Hoops this term and that is where he started Saturday’s game alongside Kristoffer Ajer.
Bitton was said to have been (16:18) ‘sleeping’ for the move that resulted in Kevin Nisbet scoring Hibs’ second goal of the game in the 59th minute and Celtic-focused website 67 Hail Hail, who gave the Israel international a match rating of five for this game, stated that Bitton ‘will be disappointed in his performance’ at Easter Road.
So, what did these Celtic fans make of Bitton’s performance versus Hibs?
Dont’t care what anybody says, Bitton gives away too many daft fouls and it’s no use when you’re chasing a game.
— Stephen (@PortGlasgow20) November 21, 2020
Plenty of Hoops supporters slammed the 29-year-old for his performance in Saturday’s game.
Griff looks so sharp atm. Rogic had some magical touches today. Bitton and Brown the reason we lost today.
— DC (@dcolton67) November 21, 2020
Bitton would have been as well wearing a Hibs jersey today
— Paddy? (@Paddy7_) November 21, 2020
Meanwhile, other fans of the Glasgow club aired some frustration over how Bitton was used versus Hibernian, with those Celtic supporters declaring that they don’t think Bitton is suited to the centre-back position.
Brown should not be starting for us.
Eddy needs to start
Bitton ain’t a centre half
Duffy is pointless
Elhamed needs to play to beef up the defence
Bain ain’t good enough, Barkas must come back in
All this won’t happen unless Lennon goes
— ferric (@Ferric__) November 21, 2020
Bitton is a joke at CB but its Lennon pal
— Thebhoypiero (@Gora39523341) November 21, 2020
Nir Bitton has been Hibs best player today, an utterly clueless, inept, error strewn, careless display.
— Jamie Whiteford (@seumasabheinn) November 21, 2020
All stemmed from a needless foul from Bitton. Amateur stuff.
— Scott (@ScottyMcd7) November 21, 2020
Bitton never a CB and brown is finished sadly.
— William Carson (@will_carson_III) November 21, 2020
Bitton at the back has been a disaster! Cost us a few goals. Then again so has been Duffy but can’t blame him today! Sooner Julien comes back the better!
— The BhoyW (@BigTfromHalfway) November 21, 2020
Do you think Bitton is good at centre-back?
All in all, judging by these tweets, it certainly seems as though plenty of Hoops supporters feel that the 29-year-old’s performance versus Hibs left a lot to be desired.