After the complete annihilation and humiliation of Hearts at the weekend Celtic have gave themselves a springboard for the rest of the campaign. In-fact The Jambos were beat so resoundingly that Celtic have already knocked them out of next years Scottish Cup.
The disappointment of the Champions League campaign was used to good effect as Celtic players took their frustrations out on what people keep telling me is a young Hearts side. That may be the case with the average age of their squad at 22 but it is worth noting Celtic’s average is only 25.
The way Celtic went about their business at Tynecastle was so pleasing to the eye, there was an air of ruthlessness about the bhoys that we haven’t seen for some time. The changes in personnel coupled with Celtic moving to a diamond midfield payed real dividends.
Celtic will now face Aberdeen at home in the next round and will be hopeful they can go all the way to the final where we would have the unique opportunity to win the Scottish Cup on our own turf. Just an added incentive to lift the trophy come May.
But for now that goes on the back burner as we look to our next game.
It’s off to Motherwell in the SPFL and I’m hoping that we will kick on and not only get positive results but play as fluent as we can in the process. After all we do like to see our team win the ‘Celtic Way’.
Motherwell were humbled by Albion Rovers at the weekend and will try and right some wrongs on Friday but it’s our job to heap more misery on the ‘Well support and their mullet sporting manager Stuart McCall.
It’s a great time to utilise all parts of the squad, not just the likes of Darnell Fisher but also Amido Balde and Tom Rogic. Bringing these bhoys now will only benefit us in the future when it comes round to Champions League time again.
Momentum is the key!