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It doesn’t seem to matter what Celtic do right now, the Rangers still have the upper hand.
The Hoops have now won six games in a row in all competitions and more positive signs are starting to emerge at Parkhead.
It’s been a brilliant change on the part of Neil Lennon, who felt the full brunt of a fan outcry in Glasgow a few weeks ago.
Peter Lawwell came out and endorsed the manager, which now seems like a wise decision. Of course, the Bhoys are still considerably off pace in the SPFL, but all they can do right now is win, and they’re doing it perfectly.
Since they brought Ismaila Soro and David Turnbull into the lineup, their luck has changed significantly, but Lennon now needs to understand one thing: Diego Laxalt is a bit tricky.
The Uruguayan international was a striking signing when he first arrived in Scotland. That was not because of his rather intriguing hair, but rather because he was a full-fledged international with experience playing in World Cups and big tournaments.
Who should be Celtic’s left back?
However, he has been nothing short of inconsistent since signing on loan from AC Milan and his performance against Dundee United on Wednesday afternoon was rather mediocre.
Celtic could have won 3-0, but the left-back was poor, rejected possession and was caught out of position on a regular basis. If there was any weak link for Lennon, it was Laxalt.
On top of that, the winger lost the ball enormously. 18 times. It’s fair to say that these weren’t his best 90 minutes, as he tried his best to appear particularly disinterested.
Laxalt had better fortune in attack, providing one key pass but his best moment of the match was arguably a goal-bound volley that unfortunately hit Mo Elyounoussi fiercely.
The speedy defender is competent in the last third, but is anything but defense. This was a pretty horrible afternoon for the borrower and he will have to get better.
Laxalt betrayed Lennon today.