Celtic legend Chris Sutton has not been impressed with the Hoops performances this season. In fact, he has gone as far as to describe them as ‘pretty poor’.
“Let’s be brutally honest, Celtic have been pretty poor in comparison with their standards of the two previous campaigns” he told the Daily Record.
Sutton then went on to list the reasons for the, in his opinion, poor season.
“There has been upheaval with a manager change, in-fighting over transfer kitties and Dedryck Boyata’s apparent refusal to play.”
Sutton is right about the performances being poor at times. Indeed, the most recent game, the 0-0 draw with Livingston, was one of Celtic’s poorest displays of the season.
The players deserve credit
However, the players deserve credit for managing to deal with all this turmoil and stand only two games away from a third successive domestic treble.
Lesser teams could have crumbled, particularly after Brendan Rodgers’ decision to leave the club in the middle of a title race.
This team haven’t wilted though, and they only need four points to clinch yet another league title.
Therefore, Sutton is correct when you consider the performances in comparison to the last two seasons. However, the Hoops have had to deal with far more problems this season. The players deserve lots of credit for riding out those problems.