Celtic pundit Colin Watt has recently issued some criticism for the inconsistency of the club’s midfielder Ryan Christie.
Watt appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the ‘A Celtic State of Mind’ podcast and the panel discussed multiple issues involving the Bhoys. One topic of discussion was Christie and his performances. Watt criticised the Scotsman’s inconsistency and made it clear that this habit of the player ‘annoys’ him.
Christie had featured in Celtic’s recent 2-0 win over Ross County in the Premiership. He picked up an assist in the game for Leigh Griffiths’ goal and racked up a rating of 8.09. He was the highest-rated player in the game at Parkhead too (as per Whoscored).
Is Ryan Christie bang inconsistent?
Watt made it clear that he wants to see more consistency from him, as he constantly tries too hard.
He said (12:35): “The reason Christie annoys me so much is he’s just so inconsistent. You see what he can do tonight – that dink over to Griffiths at the back post, actually does well to get away from his man, he’s completely unmarked when he heads that ball into the back of the net. But then there’s times where he’s shooting from 25-30 yards when there’s a better pass on, the shot from 35 yards in the first half – you want to see 90 minutes out of him. We talk about wanting to see 90 minutes out of Celtic, I want to see 90 minutes out of Ryan Christie this year.”
TIF Thoughts on Watt’s comments on Christie…
Christie has been Celtic’s highest-rated player in the current campaign and has picked up a rating of 7.69 so far. He has come up with 2.6 key passes per game and has taken a total of 3.5 shots per game as well (as per Whoscored).
The fact that he has a passing percentage of 83 percent in the Premiership and has been dispossessed 1.3 times per game suggests that he likes to take risks while he’s on the ball and perhaps, that is why he has contributed to nine goals in the league. So because of that, he thrives on taking risks and that might come naturally to him.