Tommy Wright admits he was impressed by the terrific performance Celtic put in on Saturday.
Wright’s St. Johnstone left Glasgow battered and bruised after a 7-0 humbling against the champions. It was far from the ideal start to the Premiership season for the struggling Saints. However, the Northern Irishman admits that they came up against a side at their very best – quite literally.
“It was the best I have seen Celtic play in terms of the tempo and quality they produced,” he told the Dundee Courier.
“Ryan Christie was unplayable at times but we have to bear in mind Celtic spent £20 million on their starting 11 and had £10 million signings on the bench.
“The gulf in class was evident.”
Wright was clearly in awe of Celtic
Wright has come up against Celtic on 25 occasions since taking over at the Perth club in 2015. He’s been on the end of defeats by four, five and six goals in the past two seasons so it is a big statement for him to say that’s the best he’s seen Celtic play.
Neil Lennon’s side were absolutely brilliant on Saturday and season ticket holders will just be hoping that it’s a sign of what’s to come. The Perth side weren’t in the best of shape going into the match but that became a bit irrelevant once we put our stamp on the game.
The majority of sides in the Premiership would have come away with a similar scoreline had they come into contact with Celtic on Saturday afternoon. It’s just the way things go.