Celtic faced a late-night fitness problem ahead of their upcoming Europa League game.
Quoted in the last few comments by Jo Hendry, Ange Postecoglou announced that Georgios Giakoumakis’ knee injury needs further investigation, which could exclude him from Celtic’s trip to Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday evening.
According to the journalist, the 56-year-old manager said, “Giakoumakis [is set] to have more research on a knee problem.
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Fans are gutted
When you consider how impressive Giakoumakis was in the Netherlands last season, the fact that the center-forward has only played a few minutes since joining Celtic this summer and is likely to be out in the crucial Europa League clash against Bayer tonight is certain have gutted the fans.
Despite the relegation of VVV-Venlo from the top Dutch league last season, the man impressed with a value of 2.25 million an average of 3.2 shots and 0.5 key passes per game.
These figures led to the player, described by journalist Jeroen Kapteijns as a “phenomenon”, achieving an average SofaScore game rating of 7.35, which not only classified him as the best-performing player in his club, but also the sixth-best player in the league.
As such, once fully fit and ready to fire, Giakoumakis seems like a player who could easily become a central cog in the Celtic attack.
However, with the 26-year-old again appearing unlikely to play in Germany, fans’ patience with the forward’s fitness could gradually wear off.
In other news: Ange has to unleash “brilliant” £ 15,000-p / w Celtic dynamo against Bayer, he “always shows up”