Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to react after Jack Hendry shone for Club Brugge in their impressive 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain.
What’s the story?
Well, the 26-year-old left Glasgow over the summer after KV Oostende activated their option to buy the defender for £1.5m.
The Belgian side quickly sold him on to Club Brugge, one of the bigger clubs in the Jupiler Pro League, and he is currently thriving.
Last night, Hendry lined up against the fearsome trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, in a game many expected to be a whitewash.
However, the 9-cap Scotland international held firm at the back, as Club Brugge recorded a brilliant 1-1 draw.
As SofaScore shows, Hendry made two tackles and two clearances, while also making one interception.
Impressively, he also kept his composure against PSG’s deadly trio by completing 90% of his passes.
Why did Celtic sell Jack Hendry?
It was certainly a tough situation, and by the sounds of it, Hendry made the decision himself.
As he revealed to the Scots Abroad Podcast, a lack of communication from Celtic and assurance over playing time led the defender to his exit.
“I thought ‘Do I want to put myself in a position where the club I’d be going back to doesn’t have a manager, there’s no real communication and on the other hand I’ve got a club out here who are desperate to sign me and put really good personal terms in front of me’.”
At the time, the Bhoys were managerless, and Hendry had no idea what would be waiting for him back in Glasgow.
In that respect, you can understand why he took up an exciting opportunity to move to Belgium.
He’s now shining in the Champions League of all stages, so he clearly made the right decision.
Hopefully, Celtic never allow another situation like this to happen again.
This content could not be loaded I’m not going to jump on the Jack Hendry shouldn’t have been let go bus – sometimes a player just doesn’t suit a club.
This content could not be loaded Jack Hendry would still be in Celtic’s reserves, that’s the reality of the matter.