SCOTT BROWN spoke about the very disappointing defeat to Ross County at the weekend.
The Celtic captain, reflecting from Celtic’s base at Lennoxtown, believes the players and team defended well as a whole, but a well-drilled ross County side stuck to their task and managed to grab the win.
We would refute the team defended well on the whole if you want to look at the game in a more analytical sense; we shared Bhoys Analytics extensive rundown of our failings on Monday, which you can read below.
Broony talks about Ross County having a game plan and sticking to it by pointing that out it shines a light on the fact we didn’t appear to have a plan.
It’s been a recurring theme this term, Celtic going out there to figure it out as they go and finding it very difficult. There are very few games this season where you can say Celtic have performed well.
Here are Scott Brown’s thoughts on the game:
“Ross County had a game plan, stuck to it and they fought well throughout the 90 minutes,” the Celtic captain told the Glasgow Times.
“We could have squeezed the game. It was a slack decision from us. It’s small margins of error and we’ve got to take responsibility for that.
“When you go up there, it’s always a tough game. We went up there at the start of the season and we didn’t play too well and won 5-0. At the end of the day, you’d probably take that (rather than) us playing well, playing nice football and not scoring the goals and losing a set-piece at the end.
“I thought we defended quite well throughout the game but it’s one set play and it’s those small margins in football that, you lose concentration for a few seconds, and he scores a header at the back post and gets a run on the lads. It’s something that’s pretty much been throughout our whole season,”
Celtic won’t be champions for much longer with their title set to head over to the other side of Glasgow. There will be many players who have failed this season heading out the door come the summer. We’re unclear if the captain will be one of them.