Celtic came into the game against Motherwell riding on a high. The Hoops had defeated the Rangers 3-0 in midweek to go top of the Premiership table after a long, long time. But at the same time, there were fears that it could result in them putting in an underwhelming performance on the day. Their 0-0 defeat against St Mirren in the game after the Scottish League Cup win was a great example of that.
Fortunately, there was no repeat of that. Celtic put in a terrific performance against Motherwell. Tom Rogic scored twice while Liel Abada and Daizen Maeda also got their names on the score sheet to hand the Hoops a convincing 4-0 win.
On the other hand, the Rangers bounced back from their Glasgow Derby defeat with a 5-0 win over Hearts. Thus, it feels like the title race could go right down to the wire.
Amidst all this, Graham Alexander has made an incredible admission about this Celtic team. As reported by the Glasgow Times, the Motherwell manager said:
“First and foremost, they are a quality team who work their socks off and they have a great humility about how they go about it.
“It’s not just about when they’ve got the ball. It’s how they make you feel when you’ve got the ball.
“We are trying to aspire to being a better team and I’d rather my team went like that than just sit back and wait to get beat.”
Motherwell manager makes incredible Celtic admission
It is safe to say that Celtic have done a tremendous job this season till now. And they have shown both sides to their game. They are a team that can turn on the style and scored 4 or 5 goals even against solid opposition. On the other hand, they are also capable of grinding out a result and finding a way to win even when they are not at their best.
Postecoglou deserves a lot of credit for this and how he has overseen the transformation of this team, especially considering the circumstances.
Celtic had finished 25 points behind the Rangers last season and had to undergo a squad overhaul in the summer. But this season, they have already won the Scottish League Cup and currently sit at the top of the Premiership table.
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