David Hay urged Celtic to retain their faith in Croatian defender

Jozo Simunovic has joined Celtic from Dinamo Zagreb but 21-year-old defender failed to make an impact for Hoops game so far and some Journalist started to send criticism towards to him, but Former Celts player David Hay has urged Ronny Deila to maintain faith in young Croatian defender and give him some time.

Jozo Simunovic 1“He (Simunovic) has been unfortunate with the injuries that have curtailed how much involvement he has had with the first team but you have to remember that he came with a solid reputation and it is too early to make the call on whether he has been a good buy,” Said former Celtic manager.

“The fact he and Dedryck Boyata, who has had a rocky start to his time at the club, have not had the chance to form a decent partnership has led to the chopping and changing that’s left Craig Gordon looking less assured.”

“The fee that Celtic got for Virgil van Dijk was incredible, but they did spend a chunk of it on Simunovic and hopefully he can eradicate the injury issues that have curtailed his performances since his arrival.”

Aleksandar Gabelic

Aleksandar is the co-founder and featured columnist of Balkan Talk. He writes about Croatian football and loves Dinamo Zagreb. Skiing and Basketball are another his hobbies.