With 3 points a must today, we go to 4th in the league 3 points from the top with a game in hand. After all the negative talk and play on the park we could in 2 weeks be top of the league and into the last 32 of the Europa League. Strange as it is the final for this season’s Europa Cup is National Stadium, Warsaw, we couldn’t could we?
Today’s game was over as a contest on 33 minutes when Manuel Pascali pulled back Scepovic who was through on goal. Then Kilmarnock took off Alexei Eremenko, strange one I thought at the time. Then up stepped Super John Guidetti to hammer a super free kick 25 yards out low into the bottom left of goal. 1-0 and from there on in it was Celtic, it was a training match, and I was glad the players went down a gear. We have big games coming up so we take the breaks when they come.
We had several chances in the 1st half through Scepovic who’s movement was really good today, we just were not finding him, McGregor had a good 1st half getting good crosses in and coming inside for the odd shot. Wakaso was nowhere, I don’t know the story with Wakaso, we won’t see him for a month now probably. The first half ended 1-0 and I was just happy 3 points looked on the cards. Winning ugly is something we are doing just now, playing badly and winning, this is a superb sign. We have shown against Dundee United and Ross Country and a few others what we can do on form so we hope it clicks soon
The second half was all Celtic, we had a ton of chances, Johansen, Guidetti two players in the thick of it. I thought Scott Brown had a good game, he just sat in-front of the back 4 and knocked the ball about. It was 2-0 Celtic and 2 goals in 2 games for Scepovic. Izzy played the ball to Wakaso, a good ball to the back post and Scepovic did what good strikers should do by shooting back across goal, great finish for a player we all want to do well. 2 goals now in 2 games, the lad will be buzzing. Ronny took him off right away to give Griffiths game time, Johansen off for Mulgrew then Wakaso for Tonev, all without Commons, Stokes and Forrest, showing we have a really decent squad just now
My man of the match goes to Scepovic, his movement was something I really kept an eye on, he found himself alone in the Killie box a lot we just couldn’t get the ball to him. In Guidetti we have a player we hope we can sign for a few years and a proven international player in Scepovic, so Ronny has many riches in the attacking department, just more often than not we don’t get the ball to them but it will come, I am sure
Goals thanks to my good man @CelticGoals
Onto midweek against Partick Thistle in the League Cup Quarter Final