Kenny Miller has insisted that the wingers who got on the scoresheet for the Hoops yesterday are much better than Ryan Kent.

Liel Abada and Jota were outstanding in the 4-0 mauling of Rangers and have rightfully been given much praise after the game.

Over the course of last season, both players chipped in with goals and assists and were integral to Ange Postecoglou’s team.

They always produce and like many Hoops player have got the season off to a flier.

Between both men they have scored a combined total of ten goals so far this season and have been tormenting teams across Scotland.

Liel Abada destroyed Borna Barišić in the 3-0 derby win back in February and once again did so in the most recent game at Celtic Park being absolutely ruthless in front of goal.

Soccer Football – Scottish Premiership – Celtic v Rangers – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – September 3, 2022
Celtic’s Liel Abada celebrates scoring their first goal with Matthew O’Riley Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

The pick of the goals was Jota’s sublime chip to double Celtic’s lead. A real classy finish.

The importance of the 4-0 win will show over the course of the season but former Scotland international Kenny Miller has had his say on the result.

“Celtic blew them away in the first half – just like they did six months ago. In fact, they were even better yesterday,” said Kenny Miller speaking to the Sunday Mail. 

“And the big difference between the teams is the way Celtic penetrate the opposition. Their movement and runs off the ball are sensational.

“Look at Jota’s goal as the perfect example. Rangers don’t have that. When they get the ball in the final third, they’re STATIC.

“At the moment, Jota is a better player than Kent. There’s no getting away from it By the way, Liel Abada might now be better than Kent as well, in terms of his output for Celtic.

“Technically, Kent might have more in his locker. But in terms of a hunger for goals and how direct and sharp he is in front of goal, Abada is proving he’s ahead of him.

“Kent flirts on the edge of games and Rangers are too reliant on him. That’s where Celtic’s penetration sets them apart from Gers. Against inferior opposition, Rangers’ players will get away with that lack of movement at the top end of the pitch. But not when they step up a level against the champions.

“And yesterday, they couldn’t do it. They were found wanting and it now leaves them five points behind in the Premiership.”

Celtic’s attention will very quickly turn to their Champions League match against Real Madrid at Celtic Park.

The Hoops head into the game on fine form with Tuesday set to be a special evening.



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