There’s a question I have heard over a long time from football people, “What did we learn today?” It is usually asked by a coach who wants his player(s) to figure out the change he wants to make. So what did we learn yesterday?
If any doubt remains that the current Celtic squad are very effective as 3-5-2 and relatively ineffective as 4-2-3-1, it can only be from someone who was on Twitter most of the game.
Gordon Strachan endured some torrid criticisms as Celtic manager. I am sure this informed his pre-match comments on the “Twitterati’s” verdict on the tactical deployment against Ferencvaros. Gordon assured us Neil Lennon knows the players better than anyone, especially online fans, and he picked his strongest team to start on Wednesday and again on Sunday.
On any level, this is true. Neil Lennon knows his squad better than any of us, just has Gordon did in his day. Both men are also tactically better versed than most of us could ever hope to be. But the sight of two central defenders making rampaging runs at different times late in the game against Motherwell, surely will convince the final doubters: three at the back, two up front and leave the middle five fluid.