“I absolutely want to fix it,” Ross reckons every player should feel embarrassed and humiliated

That would have been a sleepless night for Dundee United’s beleaguered boss Jack Ross following 9-0 thrashing at the hands of Celtic.

Ross, who surely is on the brink of losing his job, described this defeat to a rampant Celtic side as both ‘humiliating’ and ‘embarrassing’. He went as far to say that the players should also have trouble getting to sleep last night after what was awful performance for the home side’s point of view. Dundee United has yet to win a league game this season and are now anchored at the foot of the table on just one point.

A 9-0 result is a rare in football, although Liverpool did score nine without reply on Saturday afternoon against Ryan Christie’s Bournemouth. The last time Celtic ran up a 9-0 win this was against Aberdeen in 2010, although that match was at Celtic Park. Interestingly enough, mirroring Kyogo and Abada two hat-tricks, two hat-tricks were also scored in the 2010 9-0 match by Gary Hooper and Anthony Stokes.

Furthermore, yesterday’s result is an all-time record away win for Celtic in the Scottish league. This may be a early indicator of the strength and ability of this wonderful Celtic squad built by Ange Postecoglou and will surely terrify opponents up and down the country, many teams will be glad that they’re not next up to face Celtic on this form with Ross County on Wednesday (in the League Cup) and theRangers on Saturday in the cinch Premiership getting the short straws.

Afterwards, Jack Ross told Sky Sports: “As a manager, you continue to look to solve problems on a weekly basis. Every bit of work is to solve the issues I’m seeing on the pitch.

“I’ve not found it yet but I won’t stop searching for it as long as I’ve got the opportunity to do so. I need to find it and find it quickly. I need to find lots of them because there are a lot of problems.

“Those players know I’m hugely protective of my players, it’s ultimately my shoulders it falls upon. You can’t run away from it as well. Every player should feel embarrassed and humiliated and struggle to sleep tonight. It’s professional pride.

“Irrespective of the level of opposition, level of game you should always feel that way if you want to be successful and win.

“Prior to this season, I don’t think I’ve lost by more than three goals as a manager. This is hurting me. I’m suffering from it. It doesn’t diminish my want to put it right. I’ve overcame challenges before and I want to overcame this one. But it hurts a lot.

“I’ve not thought about that (transfers) because I’m not getting enough out of the current group I have. It would be weak and remiss of me to look for excuses because I need to own it.

“We’ve got a good group here who should be producing better and I need to own that.”

When Celtic are in Dingwall in midweek Dundee United make the trip down to Livingston also on League Cup duties. If Ross survives that long, a defeat there will surely signal that his time is up at Tannadice.

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