Celtic fans react on Twitter to Josip Juranovic debut display
A number of Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Josip Juranovic after the defender made his Hoops debut in Sunday’s Old Firm clash at Ibrox.
Ange Postecoglou tasted defeat in his first game against Rangers. Filip Helander scored the only goal in a very end-to-end game.
Celtic lacked that quality in the final third. But some of their players did do enough to impress – and one of those was Juranovic.
The Bhoys confirmed the arrival of the Croatia international earlier this week.
The 26-year-old has spent the large majority of his career to date playing as a right-back. But with Anthony Ralston proving to be a revelation at the start of this campaign, Juranovic was deployed on the left against Rangers.
And he went on to produce a superb performance against the champions.
Ralston was the only Celtic player to make a greater number of successful tackles than Juranovic (Whoscored). Meanwhile, only Carl Starfelt completed a higher number of accurate passes.
Admittedly, it was not a flawless performance from the full-back.
There were times when Celtic were probably not able to attack as quickly as they would like at times down their left. And that was sometimes down to Juranovic preferring to cut onto his stronger foot.
But plenty of the Celtic fans suggested that Juranovic was one of the only players to really step up.
‘Only player with pass marks’: Celtic fans praise Josip Juranovic after Hoops debut
The defence has come in for a lot of criticism on social media. But several suggested that Juranovic was the one who deserved praise for his efforts on his Celtic bow.
With that in mind, here is how some of the Bhoys fans reacted to Juranovic’s display…
Gutless when it matters. For me only player with pass marks is Juranovic
— Bryan (@KMbhoyv3) August 29, 2021
Juranovic superb so far
— Dandoyle (@Dandoyl63393944) August 29, 2021
Very impressed with juranovic so far
— Crackerman (@mostlyceltic81) August 29, 2021
Really impressed with Juranovic so far
— ShadowsOfWeevil🍀 (@ATcfc88) August 29, 2021
Juranovic has actual been the best player on the park the day and it’s his debut and he’s out of position, says a lot about everyone else’s performance
— KingHenky (@KingHenky) August 29, 2021
Juranovic looks a good un
— brian mc laughlin (@horseman222) August 29, 2021
juranovic is class
— BtheBhoy88 (@BtheBhoy88) August 29, 2021
Positives Juranovic looks a player get him on right.
— bhoymcguffie (@bhoymcguffie) August 29, 2021
I’m impressed with Juranovic tbf
— Lennon (@_Lennon1967) August 29, 2021
— Aylwin (@aylg1987) August 29, 2021