Mark Schwarzer issues scathing Celtic attack as he pleads with Tom Rogic to leave
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Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeFormer Chelsea keeper Mark Schwarzer has made a shock claim that Tom Rogic is not tested enough at Celtic and believes he would be suited to a move to the Bundesliga.
Rogic, who has been instrumental in Celtic domestic exploits over the past three years, has struggled to nail down a regular starting spot under Neil Lennon after suffering a serious knee injury last season.
And Australia legend Schwarzer believes Parkhead is not the right fit for his compatriot and that his form for the national side is hurting him, as a result.
Schwarzer also doubled down on his stance that Socceroos youngster Daniel Arzani should never have joined Celtic.
He told the Two Sharp Reds Podcast : “The criticism that we all have is that for the national team he (Rogic) doesn’t seem to be able to deliver 90 minutes of consistency like he can for Celtic. Some players for whatever reason aren’t able to transfer that club form into national form. We’ve seen glimpses. When he performs for say 45 minutes you just go wow, what a player.
“This is the thing I think, I look at Celtic and they have dominated the league for so long now, and yes they have some tough games, I just don’t think he is tested enough in other aspects of the game.
“From a tactical point of view, from a technical point of view, I don’t think he is tested enough because of the opposition they play enough every week. If he goes to a more competitive league, I think he would also do well in the Bundesliga, again I think that is a perfect league for someone like Tom Rogic.
“He wouldn’t be at a Bayern Munich that would be winning the league, or a Dortmund or RB Leipzig necessarily, or at the top and expecting to win every game, he’ll be a mid table team so you are coming up against far better opposition.
“The time when Rogic gets tested the most, as with other Celtic players, is when they play in Europe and that is then a do or die situation because you’ve got limited amount of games to perform and get up to speed.
“It’s like anything, if you go to another league step up, I’m not saying the teams he is going to go to are going to be better than Celtic, it is just going to be in a league that is more competitive.”
## ## Arzani, who joined the Hoops on a two year loan deal from Manchester City, has been on the fringes of the first team, largely due to a horror ACL injury he suffered in his first game in a green and white shirt.
And Schwarzer, who originally criticised the move back in September, has reiterated his belief that the switch to Scotland was never going to work out for him.
He added “It took him (Arzani) while to even get that opportunity to start in a Celtic side and when he signed for them, I said straight away, think it’s the wrong move for him “I don’t think Celtic’s style of play suits him; I don’t think it’s the right environment for him to go into to develop as a player.
“And what do I mean by that? He needs game time. He needs to play in a first team.
“He needs to play in a team that play a style of football that suits him best.
“He’s a very gifted technical player, a player that loves to get the ball at his feet and run at opposition, but as a ball playing player he needs other intelligent players around him.
“He got injured in his very first game. But before that, it took him ages to get in there because apparently, he wasn’t up to speed.
“And I kind of get that coming from Australia, not playing 90 minutes of football very often, he did need bringing up to speed and it was going to take him a bit of time.
“But Celtic are not the type of team that was going to suit Daniel Arzani in my opinion.”
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