Celtic must have been delighted to come out with all three points and a 3-2 win against Aberdeen away at the Pittodrie Stadium, which is always a difficult place to go to in search of a result. But then, it does feel like the Hoops made it much tougher than it should have been, especially after taking a 2-0 lead early on in the first half through strikes from Jota and Matt O’Riley.
As has often been the case, they appeared to take their foot off the gas in the second half of the game and Aberdeen were able to take advantage, scoring twice in quick succession to bring things level at 2-2 at around the hour mark.
Jota would quickly hand Celtic the lead back again though and they would hang on to it this time around. But it is safe to say that the situation was far from ideal for the Hoops.
"“We should’ve dealt with the set-pieces better. We’ve been really good at that in recent times, but today I thought that let us down and really that was their main threat. They’re a big team and you kind of know you don’t want to be giving free-kicks or corners away.“We did that and we didn’t handle what was coming in as well. So it’s disappointing.”"
Postecoglou unhappy with one thing Celtic did vs Aberdeen
It is safe to say that Celtic should have done much better when it comes to defending set-pieces against Aberdeen. Both goals that they gave away on the night could have been avoided.
While set-pieces have been viewed as a weakness for Celtic for some time, it must be said that they have improved in this aspect of their game recently and it was surprising that they would concede in this manner against Aberdeen to let them back into the game.
It just goes on to show that you have to stay alert at all times, even when it looks like you are cruising towards a victory, as things can change very quickly in football.