Rogic slammed for 'worst 45 minutes he's ever had in a Celtic shirt'


Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic has been slammed for his first-half Celtic performance against Red Bull Salzburg in the UEFA Europa League.

Rogic, who is under an injury cloud with a suspected knee problem, did manage to play the full 90 minutes in Celtic's 2-1 loss to Salzburg. 

However, the attacking midfielder was heavily criticised during and after the match. 

"Tom Rogic had probably the worst 45 minutes he’s ever had in a Celtic shirt with the Aussie midfielder second to everything," Robert Grieve wrote in The Scottish Sun. 

"There were only glimpses of his class as he really struggled to keep up with the frantic pace of the game.

For the player ratings, Rogic was given a five out of 10 by journalist Derek McGregor.

"Desperate first half as game passed him by. Looked lost. For once touch deserted him while he had no awareness. One of most ineffective games for Hoops."

The Socceroos midfielder was given a four out of ten by Neil Cameron of The Herald. 

"Perhaps his worst performance for the club. What a time to do it!" Cameron wrote.

"The Australian, such a talent, couldn't do the simple things never mind anything spectacular. It might be the case that not a single thing came off for him. Best forgotten about."

Meanwhile, former Socceroos and Celtic striker Scott McDonald was also critical of Rogic. 

"Celtic have got to get a hold of the ball. When they have had it, they've given it away really cheaply. Rogic, really unlike him, has given it away three or four times already in key areas of the pitch," McDonald said on BBC Sport Scotland

It wasn't just the media that were critical of one of Celtic's most popular players, with several fans on Twitter weighing in. 

Celtic's next match is this Sunday night (AEDT) against Hibernian, a side containing three Socceroos in Martin Boyle, Mark Milligan and Jamie Maclaren.