That pass from Tom Rogic, that’s the reason he is there. Yes, I know he does not get up and down the field as much as most other central mids, I hear you, we need to consider him an impact player, but not for the first time in his Celtic career, he made all the difference to the outcome of the game.
Jota’s first touch at the opening goal was worthy of the ball from Rogic. It would not have escpated your notice that it was a Kyogo tackle inside his own half that won the ball back for this move. No, I don’t remember Eddie doing this either. With players of this calibre, we will score a lot of goals and win a lot of games. The sublime shot from David Turnbull underscores what he is capable of. Don’t even waste time talking about the double handball inside the box: a foul to Celtic, or play on.
Six points adrift at kick off, winning a lot of games would not necessarily be enough. We need Newco to struggle for form and points. Fortunately, Newco look like an aging boxer slogging it out in one fight too many.
After the late winner at Pitodrie two weeks ago, I wrote, “When Jota got on the end of that cross, the season pivoted.” We were seven minutes from going eight points behind before that huge goal. What Celtic did not do last season was put pressure on Newco at any point in the season. Now, with more players coming back every week and fitness improving, pressure is being applied and the gap is down to four points. Momentum is with Celtic, we all know it’s true!
Anyway, that pass from Rogic……….. can you imagine being able to play like that?