Chris Sutton nailed it this morning but how difficult must it have been for him to openly criticise the manager? He’s obviously totally frustrated with the performances and fears more of the same. Is he risking a ban from Celtic Park?…
Some Celtic players and the manager have had a lot to say following the Hibernian game. Experience from the other side of the city tells us that that doesn’t tend to translate into winning silverware so it’s best to not to say too much until individual and collective performances on the pitch improve.
One player who did do his talking on the pitch was Abada, albeit he sprinted off the pitch at full time on Wednesday night without uttering a word. Actions speak louder than words. I was genuinely surprised and delighted that he didn’t move during the January transfer window given what’s gone on and is still going on in Gaza.
However, it is quite clear he is not enjoying his football at the moment and it is doing no favours to him, the team or the fans to have him on the field. Hopefully, that will change because he is a quality player.
One player who is likely to play against St.Mirren is Nicolas Kuhn. I read that Brendan was talking him up and how it would take time for him to adapt to our style of play.
Seriously, how difficult can it be given that every other manager in the league knows how we play and can set up their teams to nullify us? Putting that last point to one side and reading between the lines, I guess it means Kuhn is playing against St. Mirren in the cup tomorrow afternoon.
The manager also praised Adam Idah, which was well deserved. It also likely that Daizen Maeda will be in the team so unless I am mistaken, that all means that the line up and tactics will be similar, if not the same, to the Hibs game….Kyogo is not starting! I can only paraphrase Morecambe and Wise from their famous sketch with Andre Previn….” I am playing all the right players but not necessarily in the right formation”. Yesterday’s humour but well worth a google.
I read this morning what Chris Sutton had to say about Kyogo. He is 100% correct and I wonder why he decided to call it out now? I guess benching the player on Wednesday was the final straw and Sutton sees this as a slippery slope. Kyogo isn’t the problem, he’s part of the solution. The manager needs to see this. I am not and have never been against Brendan Rodgers but if it’s a straight choice between him and Kyogo, somebody get the sushi in.