Chris Sutton says “Celtic will need a rocket” after their recent results in the league.

Chris Sutton

The Hoops are just off the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw against Motherwell last weekend and a 2-0 defeat to Lazio on Tuesday night which ended Brendan Rodgers’ side’s European football hopes.

Celtic have dropped points three times this season, all three of them being draws.

Two of the draws came at home, against St Johnstone and Motherwell, while one came on the road to Hibs.

All three are games where Celtic should’ve left with the three points, but yet, despite this, the Hoops still maintain an eight-point lead at the top of the table.

Last weekend, it was expected, after Celtic’s draw to Motherwell, that Rangers would cut the gap, but they could only manage a draw at Aberdeen on Sunday.

Writing in the Daily Record, Chris Sutton expressed his concerns, saying Celtic got away with one last weekend.

“Just as the goalless draws were against St Johnstone and Hibs earlier in the campaign when the other points were shipped. There’s also been games which have been won where they haven’t hit the heights and I’m sure opponents are gaining more belief they can get something.

“Celtic dodged a bullet last weekend because Rangers slipped up the following day against Aberdeen, but they can’t keep opening the door because, at some stage, their big rivals could walk through it.

“Celtic need to stand on the pedal, get moving and strike fear into sides again.

“Teams dreaded facing Ange Postecoglou’s 100-miles-per-hour outfit. They ran sides ragged, never gave them a breath, ravaged them. They hated it.

“Right now, Celtic aren’t doing it. It’s a different style and, just like Stuart Kettlewell last weekend, I think Craig Levein will believe he can set up a St Johnstone side to sit in, frustrate and stay compact due to a lack of thrust from the visitors.

“Celtic need a rocket. They need to get the ruthless edge back at home. Because if the fans are frustrated enough at the European setbacks, I’d very much doubt they’ll tolerate failure on the home front.”


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