When your game is about shape, and that shape gets put under so much pressure that it bends and falters when you are still in the game, then you know that your game has gone.
When we equalised, Kilmarnock lost what makes them good. We worked and found space easier than previously. Our passes became quicker and more accurate. Our leaders without their leader showed that they have metal.
Kris Broadfoot’s reaction at the second goal said it all. They knew that the game was finished at that point. That it was damage limitation. We should have scored more in the second-half but that we didn’t isn’t something we are dwelling over.
We are drooling over Taylor, Ajer, Christie and the faultless McGregor. We are admiring that we are relentless and leaving the slipping to others. Bring on Copenhagen as we have nothing to lose but everything to gain.Listen to the latest episode of the award-winning A Celtic State of Mind with ACE CITY RACERS
As Kevin Graham mentioned, it should have been more in the second-half, especially after the red card for Alan Power. It was just important to see out the game without any injuries to the key players.
It is realistically a 10-point turnaround in the last 8 games, as the class of the Champions has shown through. Fans left Celtic Park today already counting down the minutes until kick-off on Thursday night – bring it on.
Sandwiched between the Europa League double-header, for some this match had potential banana skin written all over it. That feeling would have been hard to shake after 6 minutes when Kilmarnock took the lead. But a rejigged Celtic side took control and slid through the gears to come back to a comfortable win.
Couple this with our nearest rivals dropping points again and our 9th league title is looking slightly more secure.
The Europa League and Scottish Cup provide the backdrop for our next two matches, so our tilt for the League is on hold until the 4th of March. But it’s great to be in the hunt for all these trophies. All eyes now on a full-throated, full house at Paradise on Thursday night.
🍀 A CELTIC STATE OF MIND
⭐️ Man of the Match
🏆 Celtic 3 Kilmarnock 1
1️⃣ Callum McGregor
2️⃣ Kris Ajer
3️⃣ Ryan Christie