Celtic FC
Celtic FC

Celtic FC had been gaining some momentum under Ange Postecoglou but all their initial buzz fizzled out after their 1-0 loss to Rangers FC.

A solitary goal from Filip Helander was enough to help the Gers pick up all three points and this win means Celtic FC have slipped to the sixth spot on the Scottish Premiership table.

And now that all the hustle has died down, Celtic captain Callum McGregor has explained how their Glasgow rivals perfectly-identified a weakness in their play and then properly exploited it.

He told The Scottish Sun: “Ultimately we have to learn from these experiences if we want to grow as a team and improve.

“Rangers started the second half pretty well. They like to go long. They fought for second balls and turned it into a bit of a scrap.

 

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“We just couldn’t quite get on the ball and pass it the way we did in the first half. Credit to them, they changed it and saw an issue there.

“Once they got the goal it knocked the stuffing out of us a little bit. But then we finished the game strong with a couple of chances.

“When we are in those moments we have to be strong, stand up and try and turn the game back in our favour.”

Celtic FC had 66% possession during the match and they even managed three shots on target, the best one falling to Odsonne Edouard who somehow put the ball wide. But, the Bhoys just could not manage to play fluid football.

And, in the end, it was Rangers who managed to squeeze out the result and climb up to the third spot on the table.

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