Alan Hutton has questioned where the “leaders” were at Celtic after Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Rangers.
The former Ibrox star, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted he was surprised to hear there was little said among the Hoops players after the Scottish Cup loss.
As quoted by the Daily Record, David Turnbull revealed it was a quiet away dressing room at Ibrox as the players let interim boss John Kennedy do the talking.
Steven Davis’ opener and Jonjoe Kenny’s own goal condemned Celtic to a 2-0 defeat and end their chance of any silverware this season.
It also extended Rangers’ unbeaten run over the Bhoys to five games.
Hutton admitted there is always time for reflection after a derby day defeat.
However, he insisted the Celtic dressing room needed its leaders to stand up and be counted in the aftermath of Sunday.
“I’ve been in dressing rooms where there’s been a bit of silence, a bit of reflection,” Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“You know how much it means to the fans. Also, to your campaign in terms of you’ve lost the league and this was your last opportunity for a trophy.
“So there’ll be a moment of silence but then you’re looking for your leaders to say: ‘Right. This has to be a turning point. We need to change something from now, it has to be from now.’
“When emotions are high, that’s when I feel it’s meant the most.
“If your leaders are up there talking saying things have to change now, you feel that pain. You feel that aggression, that hunger, everything.
“I do expect moments of silence. However, there’s a moment in there that I want my leaders to stand up and be counted. Let other people know this hasn’t been good enough and it has to change.”