Rodgers details his theory on why Celtic have failed to match standards set last season
Brendan Rodgers has a theory on why Celtic have failed to match the standards the Hoops set last season – the standards of the pitches in Scotland.
The Hoops boss believes that the pitches in the Scottish Premiership have slowed down the Hoops play and not made them as quick as they were last season.
“People may talk about our football not being as quick, but I look at the weather conditions up here, and the pitches have been slower and heavier, so that’s obviously making it difficult as well,” Rodgers said, as quoted on the Hoops’ official Twitter account.
????️ BR: “People may talk about our football not being as quick, but I look at the weather conditions up here, and the pitches have been slower and heavier, so that’s obviously making it difficult as well."#HIBCEL
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) April 19, 2018
The Hoops league form has paled in comparison to last season, where they didn’t lose any matches and drew four, whereas this season they have lost two matches and dawn nine.
Despite this the Hoops are still on track to repeat last season’s domestic treble, as they are one win away from retaining the title and are in the final of the Scottish Cup.
Football Insider verdict
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
It is unlikely that Rodgers’ comments about the weather and the pitches will get much support from fans of other clubs, but he may have a point, that heavy pitches have hindered the Hoops at times. However it has to be said that the Bhoys have played within themselves at times this season, but have really turned on the style and won matches win it mattered, against the likes of Aberdeen and Rangers. So despite the fact that the Hoops aren’t as good as last season they are still on track to repeat last season’s treble, which is testament to the consistency shown by the players each week.
In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton has tipped this man to be the next Hoops boss