After Ange Postecoglou, who took the helm until last year, left for Tottenham, the performance of Celtic, the absolute power of the Scottish Premiership, seems to have fallen somewhat.
Celtic lost 0-2 at home against Heart of Midlothian in the 18th round of the 2023-2024 regular season at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland on the 17th (Korea time). It collapsed in the 15th and 30th minutes of the first half when it lost points to Lawrence Shankland and Stephen Kingsley, respectively.
Celtic, which lost 1-2 to Kilmarnock in the 17th round away match on the 10th, suffered its second consecutive league loss. It is still five points ahead of second-ranked Rangers (37 points) with 13 wins, three draws and two losses (42 points), but it is the first time in more than a decade that Celtic have suffered consecutive league losses since the matches against Motherwell and Ross County between February and March 2013. It is also the first time in 14 years that Celtic lost to Hearts at home since the League Cup match in October 2009.
According to the Internet version of British public broadcaster “BBC,” coach Brendan Rodgers accepted the complete defeat immediately after the game, saying, “The performance against Hearts did not reach the level expected by Celtic players as well as the club.”랭크카지노
Rodgers once took the helm of Celtic between 2016 and 2019. Then he took the helm of Leicester City in the English Premier League and returned to Celtic last summer to replace Postecoglou.
However, critics say the team is not good enough to maintain its attack-oriented stance that Postecoglou aimed for. Celtic, a “selling club” that has virtually no rival in the Scottish league, scored 103 goals in 33 league games last season. It had 3.12 goals per game.
This season, however, he scored 43 goals during 18 matches, which is 2.38 goals per match. Three scoreless matches are also included. Kyogo Furuhashi, the Japanese national team striker who won the top scorer (23 goals) last season, has had six goals to date.
Celtic were also eliminated in the UEFA Champions League group stage (Group E) with the lowest record (1 win, 1 draw and 4 losses).
Last season, Celtic achieved a domestic treble (triple domestic titles) under Postecoglou.