Didier Agathe calls on Celtic to play two strikers versus Rangers

By John Reid

March 12, 2020

Celtic legend Didier Agathe has called on the Hoops to start with two strikers when the team travels to Ibrox to play Rangers on Sunday, the Daily Record reports.

So far, in the three meetings between the clubs this season, the Hoops have not started with two strikers. Leigh Griffiths came on as a second-half substitute against Rangers in December to play with Odsonne Edouard, but that was only for the last 10 minutes of the game.

However, since the winter break Edouard and Griffiths have forged an excellent partnership which has seen the Hoops move 13 points clear at the top of the Premiership.

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard scoring against Aberdeen at Hampden / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Now Agathe wants to see Celtic boss Neil Lennon go for a win at Ibrox which would all but clinch the title.

The former Hoops winger feels that the best way to control the midfield in the game is by playing two strikers.

“Stick with two strikers”

“They should stick with two strikers. When you play against Rangers you need to control the midfield and the 3-5-2 formation is the best way to do it” Agathe said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“Celtic are more powerful with two strikers, and they should always be looking to attack.”

Manager has big decision to make

Neil Lennon has a big decision to make when it comes to playing two strikers against the Ibrox side. If he wants to go for broke and get the three points, then it makes sense to play the two forwards.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon / (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

However, should he decide to take a more cautions approach, then it might make sense to only play with one forward.

It will be interesting to see how the Hoops decides to deal with the issue, which is one which no doubt many managers would love to have.

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