Ex-Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes the Hoops do have the Premiership title in the bag as long as their standards don’t slip during the run-in.
Ange Postecoglou’s side thrashed St Johnstone 7-0 at the weekend, and they have a six-point advantage over rivals Rangers with five games to go. Sutton does warn that any drop-off in form could still prove costly but he is confident that will not happen:
“Rangers are still the champions. They still have a league trip to Parkhead on their fixture list. They can still give Celtic food for thought. That’ll only happen if my old team lets their standards slip and, to be quite honest with you, I don’t see it happening.”
“Not with Postecoglou and McGregor at the head of affairs inside the dressing room. Nonetheless, the message must keep being relayed. It is not over until the trophy and the medal is in your hands.”
The key for Celtic will be that final Glasgow derby on May 1st. Even a draw in that match would put them in an incredible position heading into the final three games, as long as they beat Ross County before then.
Injuries and the result of the Scottish Cup semi-final this weekend could, of course, lead to a momentum shift. However, as Sutton rightly points out, with people like Postecoglou and Callum McGregor in the dressing room, you do believe they possess the right temperament to keep things on the straight and narrow.