‘Not to blame’: Some Celtic fans defend one player after Hearts loss
Celtic suffered a crushing defeat on Saturday night at Tynecastle – but some of their fans on Twitter at least decided to give Anthony Ralston an honourable mention for his display.
The Hoops kickstarted the league season with a 2-1 away loss against newly-promoted club Hearts.
Ange Postecoglou’s side have already been eliminated from the Champions League during qualifiers, but tonight’s result is understandably causing real uproar from the fanbase.
Gary Mackay-Steven put Hearts in front in the opening 10 minutes with his goal. However, defender Ralston was a surprise goalscorer to equaliser in the second half. It was the hosts though that took three points on the opening day with a John Souttar headed goal in the 89th minute.
Celtic know they’ll have to be much better than last season to challenge defending champions Rangers, but right now a potential title bid will be the last thing on their mind.
Anthony Ralston named a rare Celtic positive
It’s a crushing way for Celtic to start the league, with vulnerability in defence standing out as a problem.
Ralston, 22, did catch the eye though from a selection of the club’s fanbase.
The Scottish right-back got on the scoresheet with a superb individual goal, as he weaved his way to the edge of the box before a shot with his left foot.
He’s not in the team though for his offensive work and both full-back positions are areas that surely the Scottish giants need to try strengthen in before the window shuts.
It does look like right now there is a lack of confidence all over the pitch.
Here are some Hoops fans at least giving credit to Ralston on a frustrating night: