It was not the result Celtic were looking for, as they dropped two valuable points against Motherwell. David Turnbull’s goal appeared to have won it for the Hoops but the visitors equalised in the 90th minute and it ended 1-1. That means that if the Rangers win their games in hand, the gap will be just three points. It was seven not too long ago and Philippe Clement’s side look to be the ones with momentum right now.
Celtic might be leading the Premiership table but some of the problems have been evident throughout the season. This side is struggling to match the heights they reached under the management of Ange Postecoglou in the previous campaign.
One major issue Celtic are facing right now is from the penalty spot. Luis Palma was the one who failed to convert against Motherwell. Reo Hatate and Turnbull have done the same this season already.
"“It’s something we’ve spoken on and actually worked on. It’s about taking that into the game and being decisive with it. It’s something we have to continually work on, they are pressure moments.“We’re disappointed not to score the first one. David scores the second one well and that gives a foot up in the game. We then controlled the game for the period after that which is good but then we gave away the corner and we couldn’t defend it.”"
Rodgers addresses Celtic problem after draw
Unfortunately, Celtic have been very inconsistent this season. It has been one step forward and then one back on several occasions since the return of Rodgers as manager.
Just when it looks like the club are finding some rhythm and ready to go on a good run of form, they ended up with a result like the 1-1 draw against Motherwell. And just like that, all the momentum is gone and we are back at the drawing board.
Let’s just hope that Rodgers can find a solution to the problems and quickly. The Hoops cannot afford to drop any more points in the near future. They have already allowed the Rangers to come back into the title race and they are the ones with momentum on their side.