Former Celtic icon Pat Bonner heaped tons of praise on a dominant Celtic display at Paradise this afternoon, as Neil Lennon’s men claimed their sixth win in six games with a 3-0 win against a Dundee United who rarely posed a threat.
Long-range goals from Ismaila Soro and David Turnbull, prior to a delightful chip from Odsonne Edouard, meant that Celtic continue to breathe down Rangers’ necks at the summit of the SPFL. Bonner was proud of the Bhoys’ work rates when losing the ball – but although the Bhoys’ prevailed victorious, ‘Packie’ has said there is still room for improvement on certain areas of the pitch, which Celtic will need to fix if they want to win more Scottish Silverware this term.
Bonner, who played almost 500 times for Celtic in the league – making 646 appearances in all competitions – is considered a Celtic legend by his adoring fans, and having won four Scottish League titles’, knows what it takes to be successful in the league.
The Irish keeper noticed Lennon had made an effort to amend the previous mishaps in Celtic’s side in terms of their midfield work, but their defensive work still needs slight improvement and will have to be sorted quickly.
Talking to Sportsound, Bonner said: “What Celtic did so well today that I think has been missing is that they had a good reaction every time they lost the ball. They won it right back so many times. They went about hunting in packs.”
“They are beginning to find that form, but they not only need to get the three poitns, they also need to ask questions of Rangers. There are still question marks defensively, though – Dundee United weren’t in the game for long periods but still created a couple of really good chances.”
Following the introduction of Turnbull, Soro and Laxalt, Bonner has praised Lennon for their introductions – implying that it has given certain players who previously walked into the starting XI on merit second thoughts on their involvements in the side.”
“I think the introduction of the younger players has almost asked questions of those who thought they deserved to be in the team every week, and that’s stirred them up also.”