There’s no denying that Celtic will be pushed for the league title on current form.
The Hoops are second place in the Scottish Premiership behind a revived Rangers. Every single weakness will be exploited by either team for that extra push.
However, Celtic’s is glaringly obvious and could potentially lose the club a few points this season.
Celtic must be eyeing corner kicks improvement
The Hoops are lacking a quality crosser of the ball.
Celtic are unable to punish teams in the air and rather play the ball on the ground. This can be frustrating for fans especially when the team need to go route one in certain games.
Unfortunately, Rangers don’t have this problem and have a plethora of crossers and strikers not scared to use their head. This will pick them up a lot of cheap points whereas Celtic will lose them.
Make no doubt about it, the Hoops are by far the better footballing side, but in Scotland, sadly this will only get you so far.
The Celts are treble treble winners, but there’s no denying the pressure is on.
Neil Lennon firstly needs to take Ryan Christie off of corners as there is clearly something lacking there. There must be someone in the big squad that is able to take his mantle as corner kick taker.
Hoops must play to Vakoun Bayo’s strengths
It’s clear that Celtic’s plan B is to stick Vakoun Bayo up front and go a different way. However, this isn’t going to work when the quality of cross isn’t there.
There’s no surprise that the Ivorian’s one and only goal was a header against Partick Thistle in the cup.
It’s all well and good having the player who can header the ball, but he isn’t a starter. Furthermore, the balls aren’t there to utilise his strengths.
During these international breaks, Lennon must look at crossing and heading as his improvements.
In a title race, points need picked up anywhere and crossing and heading are the best way to make a start on that.