'Green-eyed monster' - Chris Sutton rips into Celtic rivals ahead of Motherwell clash
Chris Sutton has accused Scottish Premiership sides of “whining” and urged them to start winning games instead of waiting for Celtic to lose games.
The former Celtic and Blackburn striker used his column in the Daily Record to lambast teams who aren’t giving Celtic a challenge on the pitch and accused them of being jealous of Celtic’s long undefeated streak.
The Hoops are already four points ahead of Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership table with a game in hand, despite not playing that well in much of the season so far.
Sutton feels that teams should be putting up more of a challenge and should stop complaining.
He said: “A week of whining from Motherwell about two penalty kick decisions that didn’t go their way. But enough of their moaning – it’s the green-eyed monster which is at play.
He continued: “The more Celtic win, the more desperate opponents are becoming and it’s excuse after excuse while not giving Celtic the credit they deserve.
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“For other teams who want to take the scalp of Celtic my advice would be to not leave things to chance. Don’t give referees a decision to make.
“Blaming everyone and everything else won’t help. Taking personal responsibility will.”
Celtic are currently on a run of 66 domestic matches undefeated, which is a British record.
Motherwell came close to ending the record on Wednesday night but were denied thanks to Scott Sinclair’s 88th minute penalty, which earned Celtic a point in a 1-1 draw.
The Steelmen have another chance to end Celtic’s run today, as they face the Hoops for the third time in a week at Celtic Park this afternoon.
After today’s game, the Hoops turn their attention to Europe, where they will be taking on Anderlecht in their last Champions League match at Celtic Park on Tuesday night, with a place in the Europa League on the line.