After a vastly disappointing display at Rugby Park against Killie, Chris Sutton decided to give his thoughts on Celtic’s performance.
With a promising start after Ryan Christie’s beautiful free-kick score early on, Christopher Jullien gave away an unnecessary penalty not long later, resulting in Killie leveling the match. The players generally looked disinterested and struggled to create positive chances for the rest of the match against a phenomenal defensive game by Kilmarnock.
Chris Sutton, who played for Celtic from 2000-2006 and scored 86 goals in that five-and-a-half year span, tweeted after the match, offering his brief thoughts on the club’s lackluster performance:
While it’s still incredibly early on in the campaign for a tenth-straight title for Celtic, dropping points this early against a side who finished eighth in the league last season is a definite cause for concern. It is good though that Sutton has managed to hold on to his humour, calling the league finished already, something we are sure a lot of Rangers fans will be tweeting out tonight but unironically.
Celtic should be able to make the points up with another match Wednesday against St. Mirren, but with Hibs, Rangers, and Ross County all picking up three points, it definitely puts pressure on the side to better perform in the coming matches. But more disappointing than the dropped points would be the performance, as nobody can claim the Hoops deserved all three points on the basis of Sunday’s display.
After St. Mirren, the Hoops are slated to face Aberdeen at home, Dundee United away, and returning home to play Motherwell before the month lets out. With an improvement in play (and maybe some new signings), this squad could still look to bring in a haul of points from these matches.
On a slightly positive note, hopefully this result can open the board’s eyes to the need to bring in more talent in the window, bolstering all sides of the squad.