'Get your drones out' - Celtic fans on Tom Rogic's Asia Cup hiatus
Tom Rogic could miss up to a month of action for Celtic as he prepares for the Asia Cup.
Celtic fans have been left frustrated as Rogic has received a call to represent Australia in the 2019 Asia Cup, where they will defend their crown.
The 26-year-old is a key player for both Celtic and Australia and his absence will be felt by the Bhoys.
Brendan Rodgers will be assessing his options in Rogic’s absence, with Ryan Christie and Mikey Johnston among the candidates to assume the number 10 role.
Rodgers confirmed in yesterday’s post-match press conference that Rogic would be missing soon.
There had been hope that Australia would allow Rogic to play in the Old Firm clash with Rangers at Ibrox before flying out.
But Rodgers fears that the Socceroos will fly him out after the Aberdeen game on the 27th December.
He said: “Tom will play in the Aberdeen game and then fly out after that, as far as I’m aware. It’s a shame for him and us.”
The Asia Cup, held in the United Arab Emirates, runs from January 5th to February 1st.
If Australia make it all the way to the final, Rogic will miss four league games at least – if not five due to fatigue and jet lag – as well as a cup match.
Below are what Celtic fans make of this.
Right bhoys and ghirls get your drones out we are going to glasgow airport 🍀 @CelticFC
— MICK88 (@1Mick88) December 22, 2018
Joke, Celtic pay his wages.
— Craig (@CraigMac67) December 22, 2018
@Socceroos should hold there’s in shame sorry but the game is 29th he can fly out at night and still have plenty of time to train this is bad for celtic and wouldn’t be surprised if we lose rogic is a big part of celtic and with us with injuries now this well this is bad
— Kelly (@kellybaby3) December 22, 2018
Tom should make the decision to stay and play with Celtic as we move to 8 in a row. He could travel the next day for his meaningless game in Australia
— Steven Mckendrick (@6Mckendrick) December 22, 2018
Shameful doesn't come close to how I feel yes playing for country an honour But what happens if he gets injured who's going to look after him?? CELTIC that's who so let the player decide for himself without the fear of disgraceing his country I bet my last quid he'd b at ibrox
— John bett (@Johnbet88769419) December 22, 2018
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