Brendan Rodgers has finally decided to ring in the changes at Celtic after what has been a very underwhelming season so far, both in term of results and performances. It was quite clear that the manager needed to shake things up a bit if he wanted to get a tune out of this squad, because things had stagnated already.
The change seemed to produce results almost immediately with Kyogo scoring the opener, with Luis Palma setting it up for him. The Japanese forward has had a tough time this season so far and hopefully this change is the key to unlock his best form once again.
Of course, it was not all rainbows and butterflies in the first half for Celtic. There are good spells throughout the first 45 minutes but also periods in which they looked shaky. It is worth remembering that this is a new system they are trying out and some time must be given for the players to adjust to it.
Rodgers makes change that might save Celtic's season
Whether this new system will work or not remains to be seen. The idea of changing things up is the right one though, because the way things were going, there was only one direction in which the Hoops were headed.
Of course, if it does not work out, then Rodgers will need to have a rethink once again. But for now, he has done the right thing by making a change rather than sticking to something that was clearly not working out.
One can only hope that this new system does work out for Celtic though. Otherwise, there might not be not too many more tricks left up Rodgers' sleeve.