Quoted by Football Insider, former Scotland international Alan Hutton has torn into the new signings at Celtic after Neil Lennon suggested the game against Livingston was a learning curve for some of them.
We obviously don’t want to have to dwell on the fact that the Hoops lost the game last weekend but a lot has been said and that makes sense because of the size of our club.
And, indeed, it is that size that Hutton believes should have meant the players performed to a level that meant we didn’t lose the game in the manner we did on Sunday afternoon.
“I think they should know what it’s about now. Everybody knows, around the world, Celtic are a massive club, you’re expected to win week in, week out, no matter if you’re playing on a plastic pitch just around the corner, it doesn’t matter, they’re expected to win.
“They should know by now, they’re professional footballers, they’ve played at a high level. The thing with the Livingston is that they’re no mugs.
“It was always going to be difficult but the new players should know by now. They’ve had long enough to settle in so I think this could possibly be a wake-up call for them.”
In a way, he does have a point but at the same time some of the new players are still learning – that’s just the way the game is.
I also think some of our more established stars let themselves down, and they must take some of the blame too.