Brendan Rodgers makes worrying claim about his Celtic team

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When Brendan Rodgers was brought back as manager of Celtic in the summer, the view was that the club had gone out and signed the best possible replacement for Ange Postecoglou. That idea might have changed after what we have witness over the course of the 2023/24 season season so far though. There has been no point when the Hoops have performed well consistently. They saw the Rangers lift the Scottish League Cup and now the Ibrox club are leading the Premiership too.

Naturally, there are question marks around the future of Rodgers at the club. He might have won all seven domestic trophies possible during his first stint at Celtic, but things are not working this time around.

It could be that the current squad is not the right fit for his style of player. Or maybe the Scottish Premiership is at a point where Rodgers' football is producing results anymore.

Whatever maybe the case, it is quite clear that things are not working. And some of Rodgers' recent comments will worry the fans about what is to come further.

Rodgers makes worrying claim about his Celtic team

It looks like the manager feels that his team are lacking the necessary hunger. As reported by BBC Sport (via 67 Hail Hail), Rodgers said:

"It’s not a one-off. It’s happened too many times and that’s been when you look at the metrics in analysis perspective, the defensive side is the one area there’s been a drop.

“We’ve been missing key players in those positions. That aside, we have to be harder to beat at times. We have to be more aggressive, and if you’re having to see out a game, you’ve got to be able to do that.

“It’s just happened too many times. There needs to be a greater hunger to stop a goal from going in."

The way things are going, it is hard to see how things will get better for Celtic unless major changes take place. Whether that is changing the manager or making significant signings in the summer.

We are at a point where many Celtic fans are already resigned to the idea of losing the league title to the Rangers. That should have never been the case this season, yet here we are. Questions need to be raised about the manager, the players, the board and pretty much everybody else.