Celtic right-back Cristian Gamboa is set to play for Costa Rica at the World Cup in Russia.
Celtic defender Gamboa revealed to the Daily Record that he will think about his future with the Scottish champions after the World Cup, after being shunned by manager Brendan Rodgers.
The 28-year-old right-back appeared in just three games all through the entire 2017-18 season, despite one of those being 90 minutes during their 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich back in October.
Mikael Lustig remains the first on the right-back pecking order despite a dip in form, while James Forrest has at times been deployed as a right-back defender. January signing Jack Hendry has also been deployed to the right side of defence.
Gamboa admits that he must lend a thought to his future at Celtic Park, but stated that he is not ready to do that until the World Cup is over with his focus solely on making an impression in Russia. His frustration under Brendan Rodgers, though, is obvious.
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“I always tried to give my best at Celtic, but they have made their decision and the manager decided he didn’t want to use me at all this season,” Gamboa said “I need to look at the situation after the World Cup.
“Despite the lack of games, I feel fit and ready and prepared. I think we have a good team and are ready to surprise people at this tournament.”
Since joining Celtic from West Bromwich Albion in the summer of 2016, Gamboa has managed to play 24 games across all competitions but has never really earned Brendan Rodgers’ trust.