FRIENDLIES are usually a drab affair, where the two teams are searching for fitness rather than performance.
However, yesterday saw Celtic take on Sunderland with both clubs looking to get momentum going ahead of their competitive games next week, and one team certainly got that.
Celtic fans are subjected to ‘my nan patter’ from folk down south constantly and with every goal that was put by a Sunderland team the 9,000+ strong Celtic family were loving it.
This was by no means a full Celtic team and some major players were missing on the day. Showing not only could Celtic compete down south on a fraction of the budget, they can stick five past a hapless Championship outfit without breaking a sweat.
If the goal from yesterday was to get momentum, then Celtic achieved that. They also managed to help galvanise the support who had been divided for over a week. This morning, we all seem to be singing from the same hymn sheet again, and that’s vital for Wednesday night as Celtic look to go get a result in Norway.