Pundit Michael Stewart was left incredibly impressed by Celtic on Saturday, feeling Ross County could do little to stop Neil Lennon’s side, speaking to BBC Scotland (19/10 live match page, 17:12).
The Scottish champions romped to a 6-0 win over the Highlanders. It was an impressive enough victory for the Hoops to finish the weekend as league leaders on goal difference and goals scored.
In truth the scoreline could have been even greater, some Stewart notes in his comments.
Were Celtic truly unplayable on the day?
As quoted by BBC Scotland (19/10 live match page, 17:12), the former Hearts man said: “The first half and the second half performances were similar and it probably should have been three or four at half time.
“It’s exactly what Celtic would’ve been looking for after picking up one point out of six.
“That performance from Celtic was training-ground stuff with the one-twos in and around the box. There’s very little the Ross County defence could do.”
Can the performance spark a run of form?
The Hoops were looking a bit jaded prior to the recent international break. That one point from six simply wasn’t good enough when taking into consideration our ambitions this season.
The manner and style of victory over Ross County though could spark a renewed run of form that takes us towards the next international break in November.
Hosting Lazio on Thursday is a massive chance to take another step towards qualification for the Europa League knockout stages. If we can follow that up with a win against Aberdeen at Pittodrie, those bad results will be a distant memory.
There’s a lot of work to do this week to celebrate that, but the 6-0 win could hardly have set us up better or filled us with more confidence.