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Wrong positioning limits Juranovic’s display at Celtic

Written by Brigit Adongo

Former Scottish Premier League champions, Celtic are now a single point behind second and third placed Hearts and Dundee United, thanks to three crucial points at home against St Johnstone.

Ange’s main got their third domestic league win in a row when Giakoumakis’ first away goal for the Bhoys was later strengthened by Juranovic’s 80th minute penalty on his return from injury, sealing the victory.

The Croatian took an unfamiliar left-back position when he featured for Celtic after close to a month, and he showed a great display that not only contributed to the first goal, but also so him net in a brilliant penalty that assured Celtic all points.

Despite that, his abilities were clearly limited by the position he played in. The 26-year old hard to work extremely hard and missed some passes when playing on the left rather than his normal right.

Perhaps the Celts would have won by a better margin, seeing as Juranovic’s replacement on the left, Ralston, also had a hard time adjusting, despite aiding the first goal.

The Croatian No. 88 is almost perfect on his right foot, so it would be expected by many that the coach would let him maximize on that strength. It’s arguable that he could have done better if he was rightly positioned.

Ange had his reasons though and as the coach, perhaps he saw more potential in placing the former Legia Warsaw right-back where he did. If Josip can adapt to the changes, he would be more dynamic and an even better inclusion to his team

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Brigit Adongo

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