By Mike Slater

9th Oct, 2021 | 9:45am

Chris Sutton: Only goal for Celtic is closing gap on Rangers this season

Chris Sutton has insisted that Celtic’s main goal this season will be to only close the gap on Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.

Despite not having the best of starts to the season, Steven Gerrard’s men are sitting top and have a six-point lead over their fierce rivals.

Sutton believes that no one will be pressuring Ange Postecoglou to win the title in his first season, highlighting the fall from grace at Parkhead.

Writing in his Daily Record column, Sutton shared his expectations of Celtic for the remainder of the season.

“I’m not saying Celtic will win the league this year,” he wrote. “I’m not even saying Ange Postecoglou has to win the league this year.

“It would be daft to demand it, truth be told, as he walked into a complete mess and it was always going to take time to put the club back together.

“His remit this season should be to narrow the gap on Rangers and I’m convinced that will be the case.”

All ours.

If Gerrard was ever reading this, he would simply sit back and start laughing at the lack of ambition on show.

The excuses are already pouring in, and we haven’t even played 10 games of the season yet in the Scottish Premiership.

We know what Sutton is doing though, he has seen the struggles of Celtic and is already laying the groundwork to discredit the Bears should we lift that title once again.

The goal for every single club in that top six will be to win the league, especially now that automatic Champions League qualification is on the line.

Sutton is spouting rubbish yet again, what happened to our rivals that constantly taunted about nine-in-a-row? They won’t know real struggle until they are forced to start all over again.

Rangers’ success is clearly leaving many very bitter, and Sutton is yet again one of those to come out and speak his mind – some things are better left unsaid.

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