Rab Douglas praises Joe Hart after Leverkusen performance

Rab Douglas came out on social media and praised Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart for his display tonight in Germany against Bayer Leverkusen. The Celtic stopper ended up on the losing side as the Celts threw away a 2-1 lead in North Rhine-Westphalia following some really poor defending.

However, throughout the game Joe pulled off some wonderful saves, including the one that Rab Douglas has praised on Twitter. As the ball broke in front of Leverkusen forward Amine Adli, it looked for sure he would score in front of an empty goal, only for the reflexes of Hart to thwart the striker in his attempts to score against Celtic again.

Celtic Players huddle prior to the UEFA Europa League group G match between Bayer Leverkusen and Celtic FC at BayArena on November 25, 2021 (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)

This was after the initial save that Hart had made to prevent Moussa Diaby from also scoring from a couple of yards out. Douglas himself is no stranger to a big European performance between the sticks for Celtic having saved two penalties against Spanish cracks Valencia one night in the Uefa Cup, back in 2001. Rab will no doubt realise the skill and determination required for such a display as Joe’s tonight.

Robert Douglas of Celtic in action during the Celtic v FC Basle Champion’s League qualifying first-leg at Parkhead in Glasgow on August 14, 2002. (Photo by Ben Radford/Getty Images)

Here’s what Rab had to say on that save and Joe Hart’s general performance…

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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  1. Pick ourselves up and win on Sunday considering the first two results in Europa we did well to still be in with a shout of going through. HH

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