Celtic have been crowned champions of the Scottish Premier League for the 52nd time despite a 1-1 draw against Dundee United on Wednesday. Celtic will be honouring the Scottish Premier League champions in front of their Celtic fans in Parkhead after they face four of Motherwell’s best wannabes on Saturday. Celtic could have won the Scottish Premier League title on Sunday had Dundee United not lost 2-0 to Rangers at Ibrox.
Even though Celtic still won’t get the trophy today, they could cross the line if they catch SOMETHING SOMETHING in Tannadice or if the Rangers lose points to Ross County. Celtic have also won 13 of their last 15 league away games, drawing two more, and a victory at Tannadice Park will see them record 14 Scottish Premier League away wins in a single season for the first time since 2016-17.
“It’s been a huge effort,” Postecoglou remarked. “At the outset of the season, no one gave us much of a chance, so to achieve ‘the ultimate’ is an incredible achievement.” I am overjoyed, but I am especially pleased with this group of players and staff. They’ve been incredible for me this year. Our football has been terrific, in my opinion.”
It’s natural that Postecoglou’s guys did not sever the tape. The Australian team is fresh, assembled when the club appears to be in turmoil. Many Celtic players have never seen anything like their intensity in Glasgow before this season. After winning the primary domestic trophy, there is reason to believe Celtic under Postecoglou will only improve.
Rangers were cruising to win against Ross County at Ibrox, but there was never a feeling that Celtic was in jeopardy. The tide soon changed. Siegrist made a fantastic one-handed stop on Jota. Giakoumakis’ attempt was inches wide. However, just when Celtic appeared to be doubling their advantage, Levitt backed up his growing reputation. After collecting a Charlie Mulgrew lay-off, the on-loan Manchester United midfielder curled past Hart from 25 yards. The gentle touch of Levitt has been a constant concept in United’s marketing.
Carl Starfelt, though, feels that the next step of the Australian revolution would be to spread it throughout the continent in next season’s Champions League. If there was one disappointment from an otherwise brilliant debut season in Scottish football, it was a recurrent nightmare that saw Postecoglou’s reconstructed side eliminated from three European tournaments in one season – while rivals Rangers surged to Seville. However, Starfelt feels that the lessons learnt along the way will help Celtic make a respectable entry on the most significant stage of all the next time out.