Roy Keane makes blunt Celtic claim after draw vs Rangers

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The game between Celtic and the Rangers at Ibrox this weekend was almost symbolic of the 2023/24 season. The Hoops took the early lead and were cruising at the break, 2-0 up with the goals coming from Daizen Maeda and Matt O'Riley. But then, Philippe Clement's side were able to find a couple of goals in the second half to make it 2-2.

It had looked like Celtic had won the game all over again with Adam Idah's brilliant strike. But they just could not hold on as the Rangers found the equaliser again to share the points.

In the grand scheme of things, the Hoops should take positives from the draw. Celtic still have the title race in their hands, something which would not have been the case if they lost.

But considering that they had the game in their pocket at half-time, this feels like a missed opportunity. They will have the home advantage when the two Glasgow teams meet next at Parkhead, a game which could have major implications on the title race.

Roy Keane makes Celtic claim after draw vs Rangers

Keane is someone who knows what the Glasgow Derby and winning titles are all about. While speaking to Sky Sports (via 67 Hail Hail) after the game, when asked if it was advantage to Rangers in terms of the title race, the Manchester United legend said:

"I’m not sure. I think they’ll be delighted with the draw to get such a late equaliser. There’s still the game to go at Celtic Park, so I’d still say it’s 50/50."

It is still a very close title race. All things considered, Celtic have actually done pretty well on the Derby days this season. Even going away to Ibrox and being the better side should be a psychological boost for them.

Now, they need to make sure that there are no more stumbles between now and the next Glasgow Derby. The title race is tight and with not much of the season left, there is no room for error.