Celtic legend Pat Bonner has raised more questions about the suitability of Albian Ajeti after the 1-1 draw against Dundee United at the weekend.
The Swiss international missed two big chances to score on Sunday, leading many supporters to ask what the Swiss international offers the team if he isn’t scoring goals.
Ajeti’s lack of mobility and work rate have often been criticised and Bonner has been contemplating whether it is a deliberate ploy by manager Ange Postecoglou to keep the 24-year-old in the penalty box or whether the player is simply lazy:
“Ajeti, maybe he’s just given that instruction, ‘You stay in that position and leave the spaces for the wide men to exploit our midfield’, but they’re not doing it and if they’re not doing it then he looks as if he’s not doing any work, Ajeti. And he’s hoping that the balls going to come from the position where he can score a goal, walk off and say well I scored my goal I’m okay, it’s up to the rest of them to do the other piece of the work.”
There is no doubt that Ajeti is more comfortable playing as a goal poacher but you have to do more than that in the modern game. Considering his poor recent performances, he is not expected to keep his place once players return from injury.
It’s likely that the striker will be selected to start against Bayer Leverkusen tomorrow night but Giorgos Giakoumakis is reportedly going to be available for the game versus Aberdeen this weekend.