Well, that couldn’t have gone much better, could it?
All of Jim Goodwin’s early talk about his side not being scared of Celtic Park’s atmosphere, rival fans teasing Celtic that a reclamation of the league title would not happen and many more views had been touted.
It took all of two minutes to dispel those, with Stephen Welsh nodding home from a corner after what was Celtic’s first attack of the game.
Matthew O’Riley’s deflected effort went behind for a corner, and when the Dane swung the ball into the mixer, Welsh glanced home with relative ease past Kelle Roos to send Parkhead delirious.
CELTIC STRIKE EARLY! 💥
The title defence is well and truly underway as Welsh gets the home side off to the perfect start! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/9OUlIYNhgt
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) July 31, 2022
Keep it up boys, there’s another 85 minutes to go!