RYAN CHRISTIE believes fear is the key as Celtic continue to rack up the convincing domestic triumphs.
Dundee at Dens Park last night were the latest to be swept aside as Brendan Rodgers’ men triumphed 5-0 while claiming their EIGHTEENTH goal in four games.
St Johnstone were hit for six at Perth, Hibs conceded four at Parkhead and Hearts lost three before the five-goal thumping of the struggling Tayside outfit who were 4-0 adrift at the interval.
Tom Rogic, Scott Sinclair (pen), James Forrest and Odsonne Edouard had already got on the scoresheet before rejuvenated Christie hurtled through the heart of the Dens defence before nonchalantly drilling No.5 behind the helpless Jack Hamilton.
Now the Highlander reckons opposing teams will be wary before they take on Rodgers’ champions.
THE RYAN GAME…Christie brings delight to Celtic and despair to Dundee as he sends the ball behind Jack Hamilton for the fifth goal in last night’s rout at Dens Park. Pic: Geo.
Christie said: “I think everyone can see the confidence we’re showing going forward. Hopefully, that gives other teams a fear when coming up against us that we can really punish them.
“We just need to keep concentrating, keep our heads down and keep that momentum going.
“Off the back of the Hearts game last weekend, we’re delighted with the result. In the first-half, we really did our work and it’s really pleasing to go in at half-time with such a commanding lead.”
Christie also hailed the perfect pass from Edouard that set him for his strike against Jim McIntyre’s toilers.
He added: “It was a great ball by Odsonne and, to be fair, I was happy when he got his goal, he deserved it. His link-up play was really good and with a ball like that, all I had to do was put it past the keeper.
“I’m happy to score again, but, more importantly, the result was emphatic.
“There are so many games coming up between now and Christmas, which means there’s going to be a lot of rotation, so everyone needs to be ready and it’s about making things happen when we get our chance on the park.”