Celtic hero Kris Commons has detailed why the club will be ‘frightening’ going into next season’s Premiership campaign – claiming that the club hit top gear when they click together – and has backed the Bhoys to finish ahead of theRangers for the eleventh time in twelve years.
Postecoglou’s men finished four points ahead of their rivals last season, reclaiming the title in a campaign that many destined them to fail in after an admittedly slow start to the league season.
The side slowly grew into their own over the course of the season, and did well to win a domestic double despite general European disappointment.
But Commons backed the Australian hero to win the famous title at the end of the season for the second time in a row, claiming that his team is ‘fluid and so good to watch’ in an interview with The Daily Mail.
Celtic. When it all clicks and they hit top gear, the style of football they play is absolutely frightening,” Commons said.
They blew the rest of the league away during the second half of last season when they went on an amazing run to clinch the title.
They have a consistency and an understanding of the system that Ange Postecoglou wants to play. It’s so fluid and so good to watch. I just don’t really see enough goals or firepower in this Rangers team to convince me that they can overturn things from last season.
Celtic were disappointing in Europe last season, so that’s the one box that Ange Postecoglou still needs to tick as he leads the club into the Champions League group stage. It all depends on what sort of draw they get. But, at the very least, they should be looking to finish third in their group in order to secure Europa League football beyond Christmas.
Rangers will hope to join Celtic in the Champions League and I believe they can do so. As for Hearts, Motherwell and Dundee United, it’s just about trying to give a good account of themselves.”
Commons is right; no matter the result, there is a confidence and belief in Postecoglou’s methods that even on an off day, Celtic can outscore their opponent – no matter the opponent.
theRangers have lacked that in recent months, especially since Steven Gerrard’s departure to Aston Villa way back in November. If history repeats itself again, then the Aussie will have the freedom of Glasgow should he replicate his successes.
Only time will tell…