Efe Ambrose must cut-out the excessive mistakes in his game if he wants to be a star, according to Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers.
Ambrose has been a thing of ridicule for the Hoops fans following his error which led to them losing lowly Lincoln Red Imps in the first leg of the previous round of the Champions League qualifiers.
The 27-year was subsequently left out of the return leg in Glasgow as a result, but made a return to the team in the 1-1 draw with Astana on Wednesday and Rodgers has told the Nigeria defender that his decision-making must improve if he is to be a better defender.
“If he can cut out the mistakes, you have a very good player because he is strong, fast and good in the air,” the former Liverpool manager was quoted by the express.co.uk.
“It’s about decision-making and simplifying the game – if he can do that he’ll be an asset.
“I have no qualms about who I put into the game. The strength of us will always be the team rather than the individual,” Rodgers said of Ambrose.
It remains to be seen what role the former Ashdod of Israel defender will play at Parkhead in the coming season, especially with Celtic fans calling for him to be sold.
He has been linked with Bayer Leverkusen, Fernebahce and Olympiacos and while no bids have been made yet, it cannot be ruled out especially with the summer transfer window still very much open.