Midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu’s fine performance wasn’t enough to help Celtic avoid defeat on Thursday night in Austria but he did make some fans happy.
The Hoops failed to pick up a positive result away to RB Salzburg in UEFA Europa League action, losing 3-1 on the night after a rather predictable second half collapse, having initially went ahead just a few minutes into the match through Odsonne Edouard.
Mulumbu was the only player to really stand-out for Celtic, his defensive midfield work in the first half a particular highlight of what was a fairly grim evening.
With Scott Brown missing through injury we needed someone to step up in that position and the new signing, starting just his second match for the Hoops, put Olivier Ntcham to shame.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance…
Tough fixture but you expect a better performance than that. Backs to the wall throughout but our retention of the ball when we did have it was shocking. Mulumbu our best player by a distance, can’t fault the guy
— Kevin Smith (@kevanystan) October 4, 2018
All things considered, they were a miles better side tonight and it turns out Mulumbu is no bad…hail hail ????????
— Shaun Swift (@shaunswift13) October 4, 2018
We've found a replacement for Scott Brown…turns oot it's a refrigerator called Youssouf Mulumbu. ????
— Paul Boyle (@Paulboyle67) October 4, 2018
Any doubts over Mulumbu well & truly put to bed in those first 45 minutes hes came in stepped up & been absolutely brilliant so far???????? Animal
— Steo Kelly (@steokelly89) October 4, 2018
Celtic have imploded. Mulumbu doesn't deserve this
— Danny Wright (@dannyw_92) October 4, 2018
Anyone that questioned the Mulumbu signing have been well n truly proved wrong the night, he's been absolutely outstanding
— Gunnie (@ChrisGunn_) October 4, 2018
Mulumbu > Kante
— Vincent (@vincentboylan67) October 4, 2018
At this rate, when Brown comes back he might line up beside Mulumbu. Ntcham due a wee sit on the bench till he gets his head right
— Gerry (@JellyTim) October 4, 2018
Mulumbu has been absolutely fantastic tonight
— Chris Gandy (@Chris_Gandy) October 4, 2018
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