Can’t afford’… John Hartson sends pointed message to the Celtic gamers after win vs Motherwell

John Harston despatched a message to the Celtic gamers after looking at his historic membership battle lower back to a 3-1 win over Motherwell this afternoon.

The former Celtic hero was no stranger to a hostilities himself when as part of an all-conquering Martin O’Neill crew he delivered a treble and a European ultimate in his time at the Hoops.

The 3-1 win at Fir Park keeps Celtic within touching distance of Rangers at the pinnacle of the table and as Hartson praised the team for their fightback he additionally delivered a stark message to the gamers for the relaxation of the season.

Hartson stated on social media channel X, “Good 3pts for the Hoops.. 2nd 1/2 used to be so a whole lot better.. gamers can’t have the funds for to pick out it up on every occasion they like.. it’s acquired to be greater steady like it used to be in the 2nd half.. for the rest of the season.. #morebelief.”

It appears like Hartson is sending a warning to the gamers who he thinks are perchance thinking they can coast to the title this season.

Celtic players look like they lack confidence

It in reality was once a game of two halves towards The Steelmen this afternoon. A lacklustre first-half performance used to be in stark contrast to a 2nd 1/2 that noticed Celtic come out attacking at Fir Park.

Every single player appeared frightened each and every time they obtained the ball in the first 45 minutes.

Photo with the aid of Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

This was once in stark contrast to the second 45 and that is what we need to see from the first whistle shifting forward from now on. Attacking intent with a belief to take on your opponents head-on as soon as the referee blows for kick-off is what is required from Celtic moving forward.

With challenging away journeys to Tynecastle, Ibrox and Livingston coming up, if Rodgers’ side starts offevolved each and every recreation like they did today, they will hostilities to select up any variety of result in opposition to these three sides.

And I include Livingston in that. The Almondvale club may additionally properly be teetering on the brink of relegation but David Martindale always has his crew fired up for a game towards Celtic and that is exactly what he will do come the thirty first of March.

Any slip-up in these three fixtures will nearly sincerely stop Celtic’s hopes of being topped champions. Over to you Bhoys.

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