CELTIC were patient and picked their moments against St Johnstone to make sure of the three points at Celtic Park – winning 2-0 on the day.
Even after going 1-0 up, St Johnstone had no desire to get forward and even time wasted at points during the second half.
It was an extremely professional performance by a team who would NOT have won this game earlier in the season or last term.
However, Scottish Football correspondent for the Sunday Times paints a bleak picture of the Celtic performance.
We’re forced to ask if he even bothered to watch the game?
St Johnstone stuffy today and made Celtic work for their win. Not much inspiration from Jota or Furuhashi on this occasion and Starfelt looks shaky every time I see him. Callum McGregor still Celtic’s best player by a distance and needs more support. Title race looks wide open..
— Douglas Alexander (@DougieSTSport) October 23, 2021
Carl Starfelt mopped up everything that came his way during the game and didn’t give St Johnstone a sniff.
Kyogo was out on the wing for most of the game and found it hard to effect the game not playing through the middle. He became much more of a nuisance in the 10 minutes or so he got to play as the lone striker.
Celtic showed patience and decorum against a side who increasingly stuck the boot in as the game went on. There was nothing flashy about the performance but it was certainly not as described by Douglas Alexander.
It’s little wonder many Celtic fans have called these comments out since they appeared online.
Would it surprise you to know Douglas is also the ghost writer for Graeme Souness and Davie Weir on their books?