Mark McGhee agrees with Brendan Rodgers that Celtic are only going to get better.
Without the suspended Leigh Griffiths Celtic were able to score five times without reply against Motherwell to book a home tie with Alloa in the last eight of the Betfred Cup.
As Aberdeen manager McGhee suffered a 9-0 hammering from Celtic in 2010 and fears that there could be some heavy drubbings handed out by Rodgers side in the months ahead.
“I don’t think for a minute that that will be the worst result for a team here this season,” he told the Evening Times. “When they get going like that and their finishing is a little bit better it could be more.
“Our goalkeeper played particularly well. There will be a day when a team’s goalkeeper doesn’t play that well and it will be more.
“Celtic are different from last season. They look like a team now that to a certain extent to rely on their good players to play really well and that happened tonight.
“Last year they had a more sophisticated movement of full-backs getting on, wingers running inside and we didn’t know if the full-back was marking the winger. That was hard to play against.
“This is slightly different as it is me against you and you have to do better than the other guy. Tonight they did much better than us individually.”
McGhee added: “I thought at times Celtic were not only technically better than us, their movement and passing were better, but even physically at times they looked stronger than us. I don’t think there is any excuse for that.
“We have got a gym and the boys need to learn there is a more physical side to it. I am not taking about 50/50s. I am talking about a challenge where you have got to stand and hold the ball and keep the ball.”
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