Brendan Rodgers handed major problem as Celtic eye double

Aberdeen v Celtic - Scottish Cup Semi Final
Aberdeen v Celtic - Scottish Cup Semi Final / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

Celtic managed to get over the finish line to book their place in the final of the Scottish Cup, where they will take on the Rangers. It was an absolute thriller of a game between the Hoops and Aberdeen in the semi-final. The Dons came back twice to score equalisers in the 90th and 119th minutes to keep the match alive. Ultimately, they lost on penalties.

Of course, Celtic fans will be thrilled by the club's win. But at the same time, there is enough reason to be concerned as well.

At the moment, Celtic are struggling to keep hold of leads, especially in pressure situations. While they seem to have put their troubles in front of goal behind them, they have remained weak defensively even after Cameron Carter-Vickers' return.

They were in cruise control of the Glasgow Derby at Ibrox but ended up drawing. It was the same case at Hampden Park against Aberdeen more than once. If they are to finish the season with a double in the bag, they need to sort this out as soon as possible.

Rodgers handed major problem as Celtic eye double

Considering the style of football that Celtic play under the management of Rodgers, one would expect them to control games better. But unfortunately, that has not been the case.

It might be because the backline is not playing well enough together and needs strengthening in the summer. Or, it might be due to a lack of steel in the middle of the park.

Whatever maybe the case, one solution needs to be found before the second phase of the Premiership season and the Scottish Cup final against the Rangers. For now, the good news is that the Hoops have been successful in buidling up some positive momentum, also helped by the Rangers' recent struggles. Long may it continue.