Neil Lennon described his side’s defending as totally unacceptable after the 2-2 draw away to Hibs. Some fans would describe every aspect of the team in that manner despite scrambling a point with two late goals.
Whatever the formation, whoever the players are Celtic are incapable of defending. There seems little shape, organisation or understanding regardless of who is selected.
Shane Duffy was the fall guy recently, with the Irishman removed nothing has changed.
Today there seemed little sign of a partnership between Kris Ajer and Nir Bitton. They rarely played in a line with Kevin Nisbet taking advantage of that to put Hibs 2-0 in front in the 59th minute. Seven minutes earlier Scott Brown conceded a pointless penalty for Hibs to open the scoring from with the defence asleep after Scot Bain had stopped Nisbet’s penalty.
Hibs could have been three up before Celtic salvaged a point but it provided supporters with little consolation.
After the 2-2 draw at Hibs Lennon told BBC Scotland:
It was exciting but I’m really disappointed with the goals we gave away. Totally unnecessary and I thought that we had decent control of the game. We lacked that bit of oomph and the final ball is poor.
Celtic have now won just two of their last eight matches, conceding six goals in their last three SPFL matches, tomorrow they could be 11 points behind in the title race with a less than appealing trip to Prague coming up in midweek.