Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen has admitted that the club's form has been poor over the start of the season.
Celtic's midfielder Stefan Johansen says that the club's recent form is simply not good enough.
The Bhoys lost 1-0 at home to Hamilton to continue what has been a remarkably poor start to the season for Ronny Deila's side.
The Norwegian boss has guaranteed supporters that Celtic will win the league this year, but their early displays have been worrying and pressure is already starting to grow on the boss, who was only appointed a few months ago.
Deila has failed to qualify the side for the Champions League and they are already six points behind Hamilton in the league, meaning they have some ground to make up.
It has been a run of form which has not been associated with the club in recent times and Johansen says that there are no excuses for the side's poor start.
“We needed to win but we couldn’t manage it," he said to the club's official site. "We had a lot of chances - I don’t know the numbers but we weren’t able to score. It’s not good enough.
“We wanted to get an early goal but we couldn’t manage to do it. Even in the second half, we had a lot of big chances but we didn’t finish them. We’re disappointed we couldn’t win this game.
“We expected that approach from Hamilton. They’ve done well in the league but we were playing at Celtic Park and we should win anyway. Our performance was just not good enough.
“Tiredness is not a factor. We should enjoy playing matches. Playing games is what we play football for. Excuses like tiredness or whatever, won’t come from me. I want to play matches.”
Johansen joined from Strømsgodset and has been largely impressive in his first spell in Scottish football, but he will know that their form most improve soon.
The Bhoys are next in action in two weeks' time, after the international break, when they take on Ross County and they know that anything other than three points will be considered a poor result.