Significant December couldn't have started any better for Celtic

By John Reid

December 5, 2019

Celtic ‘s December schedule has looked liked it could define the Hoops’ 2019-20 season. It contains nine games in three competitions, which could go a long way towards establishing the favourites for the Premiership title.

Thankfully for Celtic, December couldn’t have started any better for the club. The Hoops have picked up two wins out of two, and gone clear at the top of the Premiership table.

Victories showed two different sides of team

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The interesting thing about the two league victories is that they showed the different sides of the current Celtic team.

Sunday’s 4-1 win over Ross County showcased Celtic at their attacking best. The Hoops could have scored far more than the four that they did.

Meanwhile, the 2-1 victory over Hamilton was an example of the team’s will to win. Celtic didn’t play well at all, but still managed to get the three points. Coupled with Rangers’ draw at Aberdeen, Celtic are now two points clear at the top of the league.

Neil Lennon has to be satisfied with the way this massive month has started for the Hoops. The performance might not have been brilliant against Hamilton, but this Celtic team never seems to give up. That is an important trait to have for the seven games that remain this month.

No time to get complacent

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The Hoops don’t have much time to rest on their laurels though, as they return to action on Sunday in the Betfred Cup Final against Rangers. December will get even better for the Hoops should they lift the first trophy of the Scottish season.

There is no real reason why Celtic should not win the game. The team have won 11 games on the spin in all competitions. They might have some injuries to deal with for the game, but this Celtic team are all about winning trophies. Should the Hoops play to their best at Hampden, their 100% record in December will stand at three wins out of three.