Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has hit out at a section of the Hoops support who he thinks have got too used to winning.
Neil Lennon recently criticised “a new breed” of supporters who had lambasted him following the defeat to Rangers last weekend. The Northern Irishman pointed out that Celtic are on the brink of another treble after a strong showing this season.
Now Lennon’s former teammate Chris Sutton has picked up the baton. In his Daily Record column he said: “To me, it seems like some are bored of winning.
“Of course it’s disappointing to lose an Old Firm game but they should be enjoying these times for goodness sake.
“The way some of them have reacted, you’d think Celtic chucked away the league last week.”
Look forward, not back
The widespread criticism of the team has been justified on most occasions this season. The Hoops may have won the league with a bit to spare and be 90 minutes away from another treble but that doesn’t tell the whole story.
The team has regressed noticeably from last season and the year before and fans are correct to point that out.
Performances on a week to week basis haven’t been of a high enough standard. Celtic have lost meekly to Rangers (twice), Hearts, Hibs and Kilmarnock this season while failing to score against Livingston twice didn’t reflect well on the players either.
Complacency is Celtic’s biggest danger when it comes to prolonged domestic dominance. The fans shouldn’t take success for granted but neither should the players/management. They must always be striving to improve, even after another clean sweep.