Titles are not decided this early in the season. That has been proven once again. Not too long ago, Celtic were sitting seven points clear at the top of the Premiership table and most fans felt that the league was pretty much in the bag with the Rangers struggling for any kind of form. It is safe to say that things have changed since then. Now, if the Ibrox club win their games in hand, that gap will be just three points.
Celtic dropped a couple of points in the game against Motherwell, drawing 1-1. It was another under-par performance from Brendan Rodgers’ side who have been inconsistent throughout the season.
David Turnbull scored a penalty kick for Celtic on the day while Luis Palma missed from the spot. It is a bit worrying that they could not find a goal from open play against a Motherwell side trying to avoid relegation.
"“Oh Hyeon-gyu is the fallback guy when they’re looking at something different or Kyogo isn’t firing on all cylinders.“He’s had a lot of chances and he doesn’t score enough goals. The difference between him and [Giorgos] Giakoumakis is staring you in the face.”"
Celtic player criticised after draw against Motherwell
To be fair, Oh has been decent in recent games after a slow start to the season and has scored three goals. But overall, he has not been a consistent goalscorer since joining Celtic and is still finding his feet.
He quite certainly is not playing at the level that Giakoumakis was during his time at Parkhead. In hindsight, letting the Greek striker go has proven to be a mistake on the part of the Hoops for sure.
Kyogo and Giakoumakis were both capable of scoring consistently, and Celtic had brilliant depth up top. One cannot say that that is the case right now. The Japanese forward has been very good once again but is not scoring at the rate that he was last season. And Oh is not consistent enough to be given the starting spot.