Celtic suffered a disappointing result against Hearts at Tynecastle yesterday after Kyle Lafferty’s 56th-minute strike condemned the SPL champions to a 1-0 defeat.
And, while Hearts have caused Celtic problems in recent times, it is understandable if this loss alongside the club’s transfer activity this summer, has given fans some concerns in regards to where the team is currently at and going.
Celtic are by far the strongest team in the SPL and it will probably take years for the likes of Hearts, Aberdeen and rivals Rangers to catch up to them, but Champions League progression past the group stages is now specifically on the agenda for supporters.
Brendan Rodgers’ men will turn their attention to the club’s second-leg clash against AEK Athens in the third qualifying round of the Champions League this coming Tuesday. But given the lack of investment in the squad during the current transfer window — albeit there is still plenty of time before it shuts — and the result against Hearts, Celtic are in a delicate position.
Have a look at what Celtic supporters are saying on the club’s defeat to Hearts below…
Hope Lawwell was watching on closely, back Brendan before he walks !!
— Liam (@LiamPaterson_98) August 11, 2018
— IS FEIDIR LINN (@houndsecho) August 11, 2018
Absolute shambles in my opinion and shows that if the board backed the manager we wouldn’t be losing in only the 2nd league game of the season
— paul gallagher (@PaulGall67) August 11, 2018
That was dire! Board is a joke!!
— Gary James Wallace (@garywallace19) August 11, 2018
You need to spend some cash to strengthen the team and do the club and the supporters proud to go forward in both league games and champions league and make new records that can not be beaten 10 in a row, treble treble, quarter finals or semi finals of champions league or finals
— Andrew Hinshelwood (@AndrewHinshelw4) August 11, 2018
Message sent to the board today…..gt the players Brendan wants …at no cost …uve gt the money gt it spent…. xxxx
— Mairi reilly (@Mairireilly1) 11 August 2018
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Hope the board paid attention to the lack of talent and depth in the squad when it comes to these games and get the finger out and sign what Brendan asks for
— Conlan (@conlan1888) August 11, 2018