Celtic boss Ronny Deila wants strikers to be ‘more effective’

Ronny Deila reflects on Celtic’s narrow win at Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership and comments on the performance of striker John Guidetti.

Celtic may have got the better of Motherwell on Saturday to make it seven wins in a row in the Scottish Premiership, but manager Ronny Deila was far from happy.

A sixth-minute goal from striker Anthony Stokes at Fir Park proved to be the difference between the two teams, as the hosts ended the contest with 10 men.

The Bhoys were the better side overall, but they failed to take their chances.

And this is what has not gone down well with Deila.

“I was happy we created a lot of chances but we need to be more effective than we have been in the last two games as we will get punished one day if we don’t take them," Celtic’s official website quotes him as saying.

“John was very disappointed today as he had a lot of chances but as I said to him that it was positive he was getting the chances. He showed a good attitude and the goals will come. It’s all about getting confidence back again.

“To be a Celtic striker you need to score in every game and he knows the demands of that and he demands that himself. He was disappointed but he will come back.”

The main culprit was John Guidetti, who had a number of chances - many of them good ones - but he failed to take them.

The Manchester City-owned Sweden international has scored 11 goals for Celtic so far this season, and perhaps Saturday’s performance was a case of ‘just one of those days’.

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