Former Celtic striker Scott McDonald has claimed that COVID-19 has affected Celtic more than Rangers this season in the Scottish Premiership.
Rangers are currently 15 points clear at the top of the table and could have the title wrapped up before the next Old Firm next weekend.
The Australian believes that the pandemic has taken its toll on the Hoops, causing much unrest within the squad at Celtic Park.
Speaking to PLZ Soccer on YouTube, McDonald attempted to make excuses for why the Old Firm club have struggled so much this season.
“COVID has really effected Celtic Football Club,” he said.
“More than Rangers, they’ve been steady-eddy and built consistent, there seems to be a lot of upset in the playing staff of Celtic, and a lot of unrest in terms of players wanting to leave.”
If anything, the pandemic has effected Rangers more.
Steven Gerrard has seen five of his senior squad members breach the protocols in this season alone, and has dealt with that disruption accordingly.
All Celtic have had to deal with is the huge collapse when they were so confident of securing 10-in-a-row, how convenient it is that COVID-19 is now the main reason.
When will anyone from that half of Glasgow step forward and admit that the Bears have been phenomenal this season, and they are the main reason why Celtic couldn’t handle the pressure.
Maybe it will take going the full season unbeaten for them to recognise it, although that milestone is approaching, and the last chance for them to stop it could be next week.
What will it take? The famous Gers lifting number 55 at Celtic Park, we’re just hoping for that Guard of Honour first; we can’t wait, frame it on the walls.
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