JOHAN MJALLBY reckons Brendan Rodgers is facing Celtic’s version of Question Time.
The former Hoops defender, who was Neil Lennon’s assistant for four years before quitting in 2014, believes the Irishman will be in a quandary following the flop against Lincoln Red Imps.
Mjallby said: “There are now so many questions and none of the players came up with answers in Gibraltar.
“That will be spinning around in Brendan Rodgers’ head right now.
“Who is going to play centre-half? Who is going to be the team’s playmaker? Is he going to play with two strikers? img_1832-1.jpg
“Is he going to continue with the 4-3-3 system he likes? Most Celtic supporters would agree with me that they would like to play with two strikers, especially at home.
“Obviously, it is important for Brendan to find his right team as quickly as possible.
“Now he is looking for answers to find the right players for the right positions.”
Mjallby, who made 210 appearances the Hoops at centre-half or midfield anchor, believes Rodgers must sort out his central defence with Efe Ambrose involved in yet another high-profile blunder that led to Tuesday night’s winner for the Gibraltarians.
The former Swedish international, 45, said: “There’s little doubt it was poor defending from Ambrose.
“There was no pressure on the ball, he should have gone with the striker, steer him towards the other centre-half and not let him come inside him.
“It’s something you should have in your DNA to play that position.
“He’s played in central defence most of his life, so it is very poor defending.”img_1837-1.jpg
Mjallby, who spent six years at Parkhead and played in the 3-2 extra-time defeat in the UEFA Cup Final to Porto in 2003, added: “I think Brendan would have been raging after the game.
“But there is no need for him to panic. He will know deep down that Celtic will get better.
“He has got another five games to face in an effort to take the team into the Champions League group stages.
“However, he’s probably worried about how it’s going to look further on.
“You have to be mentally focused and in shape right away for these so important games.
“We know nowadays all teams and well disciplined, well organised and hard to break down.
“They will win on Wednesday, but it is still worrying to see a Celtic team perform like that.
“It’s just not good enough.”
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