Celtic fans discuss Vasilias Barkas after return against St. Johnstone on Wednesday
Celtic earned a comfortable 4-0 win over St. Johnstone at Parkhead on Wednesday night in Scott Brown’s final game for the Hoops at Parkhead – and Bhoys fans were impressed with the performance of Vasilis Barkas on Twitter.
Barkas, 26, had not made a Scottish Premiership appearance since January with a mix of injury and being dropped initially by Neil Lennon seeing the Greece international drop to the bench. Scott Bain has been preferred.
But Kennedy chose to hand £4.5million (Sun) signing Barkas a chance on Wednesday night and he repaid his interim manager with a decent performance – and a clean sheet. It was his tenth clean sheet, in his 21st outing.
David Turnbull, one of Celtic’s rare shining lights this season, opened the scoring with a low free-kick before a delightful Scott Brown pass was superbly controlled by Odsonne Edouard. Nutmegging the defender, he chipped in.
Barkas was forced to make a decent stop when a poor Jonjoe Kenny gave Chris Kane a chance, but he saved well. Kris Ajer then netted a deflected effort, before Karamoko Dembele got his first with a neat finish after coming on.
Barkas – who earns £10,500 a week (Sportime) – was decent throughout and took his tally to double digits in terms of clean sheets. Certainly, his performance earned the applause of Celtic fans, who have criticised him throughout.
— Kierso (@KieranDevenny) May 12, 2021
Solid game from Barkas tonight, hopefully see more at the weekend
— crisp🇵🇸 (@__crisp67) May 12, 2021
Gentle reminder that Barkas made a really good save in that game and kept a clean sheet while his distribution was good.
Just incase you feel the need to tweet about him never making a save 👍
— P*** McQ**** (@Queenmachine88) May 12, 2021
Barkas comes in and gets a clean sheet 👀🔥 just saying 🤩
— Kevin Twist (@KevinTwist67) May 12, 2021
SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU START BARKAS? GET IT UP EVERY CELTIC FAN OVER THE AGE OF 40
— Martin 🏴🇮🇪🇵🇸 (@mrtn67_) May 12, 2021
Time to admit Barkas is better than Neuer
— Scott🏴 (@scottbrowne67_) May 12, 2021
Brilliant from barkas
— J_67 (@j_67__) May 12, 2021
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