Celtic were knocked out of Europe on Thursday evening with a crushing 4-1 defeat away to Sparta Prague, which will only build more pressure on their manager Neil Lennon.
The Bhoys still have two games left to play in the Europa League group stages, but now know they can’t progress and won’t be playing European football in the New Year.
Despite Odsonne Edouard putting the Scottish giants ahead in the 15th minute, hosts Sparta Prague scored twice in each half to make it a convincing scoreline in their favour.
Celtic have conceded 13 goals in their four group stage matches so far and they’ve looked a long way off the standard they’ve set in recent years in Europe.
Their focus will now turn back to domestic football and they have their backs against the wall in the league too due to the strong start to the season from rivals and leaders Rangers.
A selection of Celtic supporters on social media believe that their youngster Jeremie Frimpong was wrongly overlooked on Thursday and they would have loved to see him used from the bench.
The 19-year-old right-back was named on the substitutes bench with teammate Hatem Elhamed starting at right-back and he failed to get onto the pitch.
Frimpong is a speed machine that has looked a little fragile at times defensively, but he offers a lot going forward with his pace and directness, which is something supporters wanted to see more of in the second-half when they were trailing 2-1.
Here are some Celtic fans discussing Frimpong:
Brown off – Frimpong on.
Ntcham drop deeper, Frimpong at RW, Christie at #10.
— JC (@BxlfastBhoy) November 26, 2020
If Ntcham doesn't get in the game I'd get Frimpong on and move Christie inside.
— Herrflick 🍀🚴♂️🧗♀️📷 (@michaelmcp) November 26, 2020
Frimpong on to run at these jokers
— Craig Beaton (@CraigBeaton93) November 26, 2020
Get Frimpong on at RW
— 🇧🇷Mark O'M🇧🇷 (@Sparky__67) November 26, 2020
Need another BIG change. Get frimpong on
— Jay Quinn (@J4yQuinn) November 26, 2020
Celtic are getting so much room on that right hand side.. Surely time for Frimpong & another striker!?
— Lee Fitzpatrick (@UncleLroyCFC) November 26, 2020
Frimpong should have been on 10 mins ago, you could tell El Hamed was done in
— Scott (@Scottybhoy07) November 26, 2020