Celtic were condemned to another painful Champions League defeat, this time at the hands of Borussia Monchengladbach as centre-back Kolo Toure had an absolute shocker in a 0-2 defeat at Celtic Park.
Brendan Rodgers and his side will have seen the game at home to Monchengladbach as a good opportunity to get their first Champions League group stage win of the season, but the loss means that Celtic are now the only team without a win in Group C, sitting bottom of the group on one point, picked up against Manchester City in an entertaining 3-3 draw a few weeks ago. Due to the result of this game, some fans have even think that the best move for the defender to make is to pack it all in and retire. Of course, something as big as this is completely up to the individual. In life, we all make mistakes, so this is just something that the team will have to learn from. But if the idea of retirement does comes earlier than expected, maybe looking into sites like www.keyadvice.co.uk would be a good place to start.
Despite dominating proceedings in the first half, the game was level at half-time, but the hosts had a good chance to take the lead, but Scott Sinclair was unable to convert a decent chance from close range.
However, the German side started to turn their dominance into a lead at Celtic Park, capitalising on two mistake from Kolo Toure, who had an absolute nightmare in the third group stage game of the season.
Firstly, Andre Hahn won back possession from Toure, who attempted to shield the ball out for a goal-kick, and played the ball to Lars Stindl, who was able to fire Monchengladbach into the lead. As if his evening wasn’t bad enough already, Toure then gave the ball away again, this time with a poor pass. It was Hahn again who was able to take advantage of another Toure howler to double the German outfit’s lead.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Toure’s fatal errors, with some urging him to retire.
— stripey nigel (@stripey_nigel) 19 October 2016
Calamity at every club.
Time to retire bruh
— EmmyKeyz™ (@Emmykeyz) 19 October 2016
Kolo Toure was awful for @celticfc tonite. He should just retire!
— KloppLfc (@mantsepaa) 19 October 2016
Kolo Toure needs to retire now, it’s enough…
— Mr Dambuza (@ItsJustSihle) 19 October 2016
Kolo Toure should retire. Goodness me he’s gifted Monchengladbach 3 points.
— Luis Amor Ovaldinho (@OvaldinhoLuis) 19 October 2016
kolo toure must retire from football, two error cost his team 2 goals
— DAVID MALUNGILA (@kilodelta123) 19 October 2016
Kolo toure should just retire after tonight champions league match…
— adedeji ogunrinde (@BlackDarkSwag) 19 October 2016
However, some Celtic fans were full of praise for the Ivory Coast man, who came and spoke to the press post-match, and accepted responsibility for the defeat.
Fair play to Kolo Toure to come out post match and accept the blame and explain himself.
— Séan Walsh (@walshybhoy) 19 October 2016
Respect to Toure for fronting up for a post match interview. #Celtic
— James Doleman (@jamesdoleman) 19 October 2016
Despite conceding twelve goals in just three group stage matches, Kolo Toure and the rest of the Celtic defensive unit have look solid in the Scottish Premier League, conceding eight goals in eight games. Although they may not have a realistic chance of qualifying into the knockout stages, three good performances in the remaining group games would be much appreciated by the demanding Celtic faithful, who are desperate for Champions League success. Toure will need to pick himself back up and perform in those games if the club are to come through, they desperately need his experience.