Celtic pundit David Currie has recently made a claim about the situation of the club’s midfielder Scott Brown.
Currie appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the ‘A Celtic State of Mind’ podcast and the panel discussed multiple issues involving the Bhoys. One topic of discussion was Scott Brown and Currie believes that the midfielder’s situation is confusing and it is tough to know whether it is down his age or his lack of willingness to perform for Neil Lennon.
Brown was involved in Celtic’s recent 4-2 loss to Milan in the group stages of the UEFA Europa League. The midfielder had played in the club’s 4-2-3-1 shape beside Callum McGregor. Brown was taken off by Lennon in the second half as Ismaila Soro had replaced him (as per Whoscored). He is currently valued at £1.08m.
Should Neil Lennon drop Scott Brown?
Currie feels that Brown may not be showing his full abilities anymore and that could be down to Lennon’s presence.
He said (14:13): “It’s a hard one because we’ve been here before with Scott Brown where people thought he’s past it, he’s finished and then we get a few really good seasons out of him after all those criticisms. So it is just hard to figure out whether he needs a proper rest now, he’s been playing too much, he can’t keep up with the pace anymore.
“Or does he just need a new coach? Someone that’s going to come in, motivate him to be the best that he can be. Maybe he’s just not showing us what he’s capable of anymore.”
TIF Thoughts on Currie’s comments regarding Scott Brown…
Brown did feature against the Rossoneri on Thursday and he picked up a rating of only 6.02. He was the third-lowest rated player in the game for the Hoops (as per Whoscored).
This shows that his performance was disappointing at the San Siro. In the Europa League, the Scotsman has picked up a rather lowly rating of only 6.23 so far. As many as 14 players have picked up better ratings than him in the Premiership.
So he has had a frustrating campaign and since Celtic are looking to win their tenth title in a row this season, he should look to get himself back in form soon.