David Bates handed over brutal Celtic assessment as Aberdeen defender’s invisible error identified



Expert Richard Foster blamed Celtic’s opener on defender David Bates.

The former Hamburg and Rangers center-back has struggled for form since arriving at Pittordria.

His signing coincides with Stephen Glass’s winless streak that continued against Celtic.

The Ange Postecoglou team claimed their first road victory, and Foster felt the opening could have been prevented by Bates.

The former Aberdeen defender believes Kyogo Furuhashi’s opener should have been stopped by the Scottish cap as he shot on goal.

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Analyzing the goal on BBC Sportscene, Foster said: “When it comes to the defender, I think it’s Bates, who has to engage with Kyogo.

“Go and face him, don’t allow him to come after you, because then he’s on your blind side.

“It’s a fantastic run, it’s a great cross in, and it’s a very imaginative finish.

“But for Bates, there’s only one guy in the box. You have to hug him.

“You don’t allow him to go into this race, because as soon as you do, he could have passed behind you, or in front of you.


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