Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers: We are dropping too many points

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers: We are dropping too many points

After a 1-1 draw against Aberdeen at Pittodrie, Rodgers tells him team to discover greater consistency

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is looking for more consistency after his team’s winning streak came to an end at Pittodrie.

The Premiership champions won six consecutive games after losing back-to-back league games in December,

but only managed a 1-1 draw against Aberdeen, who fired manager Barry Robson in Tuesday.

Rangers’ loss allowed them to close the gap at the top of the table to three points,

with Philippe Clement’s side having a game in hand. With Rangers hosting Aberdeen on Tuesday,

Celtic might be pushed off the top spot before heading to Easter Road on Wednesday.

Rodgers stated: “There is still a long way to go, many points to play for, fight for.

We just need to focus on ourselves and establish more consistency.

We had some really fantastic performances before the break, with a lot of speed in our game,

but we have to replicate that every game. Last week, we weren’t very good, but we won.

On Saturday, we weren’t very good and ended up drawing. We need to find a steady level since we are losing too many points.

Celtic fans at Pittodrie voiced their rage at the board following a transfer window that saw the club sign Adam Idah and Nicolas Kuhn,

who came in shortly before the hour mark and combined to score the equaliser.

However, Celtic struggled to establish their dominance in the game following a one-sided but goalless first half.

Left-back Alexandro Bernabei’s stray pass sparked the counter-attack that resulted in Bojan Miovski’s opener after the North Macedonia international cut inside Maik Nawrocki,

who was fortunate not to receive a second yellow card and also gave Connor Barron a shot at goal with a bad clearance.”For the goal we conceded,

we were loose in our passing and they broke with too much ease, and then we failed to defend what their striker does best,

which is to come in on his left foot. We made tweaks, and Nic scored his goal,

but it became too much like a basketball game. That is not how we play;

we must play with more authority than that. Unfortunately, we were unable to generate enough opportunities to win the game.

Kuhn looked dangerous, but Celtic were limited on match-winning options after bringing on David Turnbull and Mikey Johnston from the bench. W

ith Greg Taylor, Cameron Carter-Vickers, and Reo Hatate out injured, Rodgers will be hoping to welcome back Asian Cup participants Daizen Maeda, Oh Hyeon-gyu, and Yang Hyun-jun.

“I thought first half we were OK, created opportunities, just needed to be more clinical,” he told reporters.

“You could see Aberdeen’s results hadn’t gone well, so their confidence was probably down.

We needed to take advantage of this, but we didn’t quite succeed. In the second half,

I didn’t think we were aggressive enough. When you play the type of team we were playing, you have to be good at first, second, and third balls.

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