Chris Sutton makes Celtic attitude claim he is 'totally sure of'

By Lewis Laird

April 20, 2022

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes that the Hoops management and players won’t let their attitudes slip, as they know that they are still in a title race this season.

As we approach the final five games of the 2021/22 campaign, Ange Postecoglou’s side have a healthy lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership, six points ahead of rivals Rangers with a considerably better goal difference.

In recent weeks, much has been made about how close Celtic are to the title due to the current lead they hold. Some pundits have even gone as far to suggest that it is as good as over after they extended the gap with a crucial 2-1 win at Ibrox earlier this month.

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However, Chris Sutton has insisted it is far too early for anyone to be making such suggestions, with some big fixtures to come in the next few weeks for Ange Postecoglou’s side.

Despite these claims from some pundits, Sutton also doesn’t believe that is the belief held by those at the club, who have worked so hard to earn the position they currently sit in.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Monday Club, the former Celtic striker said: “It is a difficult one. I never thought it was over regardless.

“Celtic six points clear with a superior goal difference but I think they are so evenly matched and of course, Rangers have to go to Celtic Park in a couple of weeks. They could beat Celtic and it is down to three. Celtic’s trip to Ross County is next up. Not a great pitch.

“The next game is so important. I still think there is a title race on. One thing I am totally sure of is the Celtic players and manager know there is a title race still on.

“They are so close. It’s about getting over the line.”

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Ange will ensure there is no complacency for the run-in

If there is one thing that Ange Postecoglou has showcased in his first season as Celtic boss, it is that the attitude of his players must be spot on at all times.

So, there is no way that the thinking of this squad heading into the final five games is that this title race is over.

One game at a time has been the continued message throughout the season, and that will be the same approaching Sunday’s crucial trip to Dingwall to face Ross County, with the Hoops also looking to bounce back from the disappointment of last Sunday’s defeat.

Hopefully, we can see an instant reaction from the players right at the first whistle, with their attitude remaining spot on until the end of the season.

In other news, Celtic defender Cameron Carter-Vickers nominated for FIFA 22 team of the season.