Carragher's ludicrous Rangers boast that should fire Celtic up

By David Walton

December 22, 2020

Major Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has boastfully declared that Celtic have “no chance” of winning the Premiership.

Celtic are currently sitting 16 points behind their Glasgow rivals with three games in hand. Win them and the gap sits at seven points, with three Glasgow derbies still to be played this season.

The Hoops have had a struggling run of Premiership action over the last several weeks. The likes of Aberdeen, Hibernian, and St Johnstone have all taken points off of us. We also lost the first Glasgow derby of the season.

But Carragher has decided to boastfully declare that the league is already over.

Speaking to Si Ferry on Open Goal, the Sky Sports man said: “It doesn’t look like it’s happening. He’s [Neil Lennon] got to win the next three Old Firms and that’s not happening. Two of them are at Ibrox.

“If Celtic win the league you (Si Ferry) can come and stay here for a year. Or we can house swap. It’s not a problem, you have absolutely no chance.”

Time for Celtic to prove snobby English pundits wrong

The Premiership is anything but over. There are still, for Celtic, 69 points left to play for. If you get the vast majority of those under your belt then the league will most certainly be won. That can’t be argued.

But Carragher’s view will be one held across England no doubt. Many down there would love to see Steven Gerrard win something at Ibrox. It will give him some proper credibility as a manager.

This is likely where Carragher’s OTT prediction has come from. The fact he’s Gerrard’s mate. It’s not as if Rangers have proven that they’re good enough to hold onto leads in the past. They’ve bottled every one they’ve had under Gerrard since he came to the club.

Jamie Carragher on Sky Sports (Photo by Peter Powell – Pool/Getty Images)

So Celtic should be absolutely itching to silence English pundits who don’t believe in them. We’re certainly not Gerrard’s stepping stone. We shouldn’t be allowing him to use our decline to further his own career. We’re better than that, and it’s about time we showed it.

These are all comments that Neil Lennon should be using to inspire your players. This is what Carragher thinks of our chances this season – it’s time to prove him and others wrong.

We haven’t shown our best side this season. That’s what frustrates Celtic supporters. But if we get our act together in the coming weeks, it’s difficult to know who would be able to stop us.

In other news, Leigh Griffiths has made a worrying remark about Scott Brown that Celtic fans didn’t need to hear.