A turn, then a one-two, a wee dance then BANG, in off the post. 10 minutes in and a tough away game is looking like a good afternoon.
We often forget that football is there to give you joy while all around falls. It’s a constant that gives you comfort no matter the result. There will always be 11 men in hoops kicking a ball, representing all that’s good about football. Sometimes they do it badly, but other times they do it so beautifully that it warms your soul, as it looks fun, it looks so simple that you really believe that they should be doing it every week.
It’s not simple to look so good. It takes mental toughness and physical toughness after playing a European game in midweek. It takes the manager preparing the team correctly in a short space of time and it takes the players responding and learning from previous mistakes.
The early goal helped lift hearts and minds and powered the legs. The following three goals were all team efforts polished by individuality. We are happy and a cold Halloween on Wednesday at Celtic Park is where we all want to be.Listen to the latest episode of the award-winning A Celtic State of Mind
An away game at Aberdeen is normally a tricky affair, more often than not they raise their game and make it difficult for us when we come to town. Add in a European game being played no less than three days before today, then this fixture had the potential to be a difficult game – it was anything but.
Some of our play this afternoon was a joy to watch, and no team in the country can get close to us when we are playing like this, the passing and movement and inter-changing of positions is too much for opposing teams to keep up with if we play like this, week in week out.
You can always have a bad day but when we are at it, then no team can touch us.
There were some outstanding displays today, Edouard again proved he is the best striker in the league with another goal and a assist.
Rogic came in for the suspended Christie and some of his link-up play was delightful. He is a welcome addition to the squad and gives real competition for that number 10 spot with Christie and Ntcham.
Jeremie Frimpong had an outstanding afternoon, scoring and being a constant threat down the right side… he will be pushing Elhamed for that right-back spot in the coming weeks.
The only disappointment was that it wasn’t more at full-time having gone in 4-0 up at the break.
A great display and another clean sheet keeps us top of the league and on to St Mirren next Wednesday night at home.
🍀 A CELTIC STATE OF MIND
⭐️ Man of the Match
🏆 Aberdeen 0 Celtic 4
1️⃣ Jeremie Frimpong
2️⃣ Odsonne Edouard
2️⃣ Mo Elyounoussi