Former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan has dubbed the Hoops’ attack ‘one-dimensional’, claiming they need to approach things differently to turn around recent poor form.
Strachan, who won six trophies in a four-year spell as boss at Celtic Park, agreed with a recent Kris Boyd assessment of the Hoops about the way we’re playing in the final third.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Strachan said:
I heard Kris [Boyd] talking about a main striker and thought, ‘Good point’. Unless you’ve got a Messi or an Aguero, you have to have a pivotal striker, a main man.
That’s unless you play Griff up there, with the other five firing on all cylinders, creating chances which he’ll finish.
If they’re not in that form, you have to change it and find another way through.
In that sense, Celtic’s game is a bit one-dimensional. It’s OK if you’re Man City or Barcelona, where you’ll always find a way through from a bit of magic. But at this moment in time Celtic’s flair players aren’t on form, so they need to find another way.
There’s no doubt that the Hoops attacking form has suffered in recent weeks. The only domestic sides we’ve scored more than one goal against this term have been newly promoted Livingston and relegated Partick Thistle.
Believing it’s the ‘moment of truth’ for Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic, Strachan reckons the current period is par for the course when it comes to Hoops bosses, saying that every manager has gone through a similar rocky patch.
The next few weeks are massive, starting with tomorrow’s clash at home to Aberdeen.
Here’s hoping we can produce a strong performance.
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