Two more dropped points mean that Celtic have well and truly allowed the Rangers to get back into the title race. A lead which once stood at seven points, could be reduced to three if Philippe Clement’s side are able to win their games in hand. And the sad thing is that the Hoops have drawn a couple of games which they were expected to win easily.
That is not what you expect from the Hoops. It is the reality of the situation right now though. Celtic have never found their best form this season.
Yes, there have been good performances here and there for sure. But overall, there has never been an extended run where this team has looked convincingly the best team in all of Scotland. It is always a step forward and then one back.
Celtic’s team performances have come in the Champions League, even though they have not won a game in the competition so far. They were very good in the 2-2 draw vs Atletico Madrid and scored a couple of well-worked goals. They also should have won against Lazio and were the much better side, but somehow found a way to lose.
Celtic’s problem is very clear and needs solving quick
The 1-1 draw against Motherwell will come as a major blow to Celtic. But it is not a result that has come in isolation.
There have been many games in which the Hoops have looked shaky. It is the individual brilliance that has saved them and secured all three points on numerous occasions.
Celtic have to get back to being the best team in Scotland by a mile and putting up convincing wins one week after another like they were doing under the management of Ange Postecoglou. The club can make Brendan Rodgers’ task easier by bringing in some quality players in January.