Celtic winger Scott Sinclair has hit back at claims that he is out of form, but admitted that he is getting way more attention from the opposition after last season.
The reigning Scottish player of the year has scored 11 goals so far this season, but some supporters have criticised his overall play recently.
He was left out of the Celtic side which lost 7-1 to PSG in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Sinclair is of the opinion that as his form was so good last season he now has to contend with more than one player watching his every move on the pitch.
As he told Scotland On Sunday, “People can talk to me about having lost my form but it’s not the case.
“I still feel my form is there; I just feel like I have two players on me in every game.”
“That wasn’t happening last season. I’m getting a player standing next to me for the whole game doing nothing. I’ve got to come up with different things,” he continued.
Sinclair is set to return to the Celtic side for today’s Betfred Cup Final against Motherwell at Hampden Park.
He missed last season’s final against Aberdeen due to injury, so will be hoping to win his first Betfred Cup winner’s medal.
Celtic face Motherwell three tines this week, with league games between the sides scheduled for Wednesday and Saturday.
In other Celtic team news, on-loan Celt Scott Allan was praised for his performance for Dundee against Rangers on Friday night