Celtic: Journalist slams Ange Postecoglou’s men for set-piece defending

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Celtic have developed a weak spot under Ange Postecoglou of defending set plays, according to The Athletic journalist Kieran Devlin. 

This comes just days after the Bhoys conceded twice from dead ball situations on the weekend against the side bottom of the Scottish Premiership, Dundee.

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Postecoglou’s side dominated the game on Sunday at Parkhead with 81% of the possession and 19 shots on Dundee’s goal compared to the four attempts the away side managed (via SofaScore).

However, their inability to defend set plays left the Bhoys vulnerable as they just pipped the league’s strugglers in a 3-2 victory to strenghten their spot at the top of the table.

The goals on the weekend made it 11 goals conceded from set pieces by Postecoglou’s men this season and Devlin had the following to say on his concerns:

“But this season the poor track record is particularly pertinent because it is so clearly the continuing Achilles’ heel for Ange Postecoglou’s team.

“Almost everything else is going so well and there has been such significant progress in virtually every other aspect to the level of performance since the Australian took charge last summer, but set plays remain a problem,” Devlin wrote for The Athletic.

TIF Thoughts on Devlin’s comments…

We think Devlin has certainly raised a big issue for Postecoglou’s side which could have left them ruing a missed opportunity on the weekend with their title rivals dropping points.

The game on the weekend should have been a routine victory for the Hoops against a side that are sitting rock bottom with a goal difference of -22.

However, instead of the game acting as a big confidence boost going into their next game in Europe, it has only rose more questions about their defence.

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