Still a lot to play for, we need to look forward, not back…
As painful as yesterday’s defeat was, and it was dreadfully painful, not just the result as that can happen anytime, but it was the way in which we were beaten. We were weak, bullied and cowardly. We threw in the towel and that’s not acceptable for a Celtic team.
It’s really concerning that we were defeated that easily and it’s something that needs sorted if we want to defend our title, our dominant position in the Scottish Premiership and of course protect that Champions League money that the board love to bank so much.
Yesterday happened, there is nothing we can do about it other than sort the problems and learn the lessons. We need to focus on the upcoming fixtures ahead of us and make sure we gain maximum points in every single fixture especially with the all important Glasgow Derby just three weeks away.
We still have important players to come back like Daizen Maeda, Liel Abada and of course Cameron Carter Vickers. It will be too soon for Reo Hatate but he too will be back after the winter break.
It’s also imperative we get new faces in when the January window opens. Not projects, but quality first team ready players. We aren’t exactly in a crisis, but it’s a bit of sticky patch and we need to negotiate our way out of it starting on Saturday at home to Hearts.
Feyenoord is up next, it’s a dead rubber but an expensive one for the support. The club badly needs to win for numerous reasons, including the damage to our worldwide reputation caused by the lack of a win in the Champions League for such a long time. It’s unacceptable.
However the game against Hearts is now much more important. Celtic need to get to the winter break winning all our games to retrieve the position we’re now in having squandered a significant lead.
And then when the window opens the players needed to secure the title need to arrive. When Ange knew this in his first season those signings were in Glasgow on Hogmanay waiting for the window to open. That was intent – title winning intent. Over to you Michael. It’s not as if you are short of money.
Get ourselves sorted out and we can head into the winter break on a high. There is a lot still to play for.
Just an Ordinary Bhoy