Another day and more wishful thinking from the clickbait merchants who hover around Scottish football like flies and who take a particular pleasure in writing outright guff about Celtic.
The notoriously awful website Football Insider has Noel Whelan (remember him?
If you have to Google him I’m not surprised) talking the worst kind of crap.
Apparently the result has “smashed the confidence” out of us.
And it will be “damaging for the rest of the season.”
As if every club which was on a good run of form and then lost once simply collapsed. Ange himself has said that talk of “momentum” isn’t even entertained inside the Parkhead dressing room; this is all about one game at a time.
If this team were that mentally fragile, how come we clawed back a league deficit of six points to sit at the top? How come we came back from a goal down in the only domestic cup final of the season so far to win the match?
Honest to God, we’ve lost one game.
And yes, it was a dreadful performance and a terrible result no matter what reality some people want to live in.
We shouldn’t be getting beat by a side such as that, regardless of what they did to Mourinho’s outfit earlier in the campaign. We’re not talking here about a side that’s going to go on and win the trophy.
Seriously, I cannot wait now for tomorrow’s game where we can end all this slobbering nonsense in one stroke.
We have a second leg in this tie to come as well, and whilst I don’t particularly care what we do in it, because I think domestic football is vastly more important this season, I would dearly love to see us swing it around and shut these clowns up.
In the meantime, these people will cling to their pitiful delusions.
There is no way that this Celtic team’s confidence has been badly dented by one result.
This team has been on exceptional form this past few months and I have little doubt that they will be back putting teams away this very weekend. European form and domestic form have never properly correlated … in the same season as PSG and other sides were smacking us about in the Champions League we went unbeaten domestically to complete the Invincible Treble.
These idiots might not remember that, but the rest of us do.