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Report: Scepovic explains why Celtic aren’t top

Stefan Scepovic believes Celtic aren’t top of the league because they have found it difficult to break ‘defensive’ teams down.

Serbian international Stefan Scepovic believes Celtic will still win the league, but admits they do struggle to break defensive teams down.

Talking to Celtic TV, while in Spain with the rest of the Hoops squad, the 25-year-old admitted he had been left frustrated with the club’s current league position, but emphasised there's no cause for concern despite giving his reasons to why they aren’t currently top.

‘’We’re not happy to be in second place, but we have two games in hand,’’ admitted Scepovic.

‘’Every team we play wants to beat us and some sides try to play against us. At times we miss chances that we’ll score in other games but I feel we’ll be okay.

‘’It’s more difficult to play against a team that defends all the time but that’s the way it is. We just need to play our own game and try to score early to open the game.’’

Although usually dominant in Scotland, Celtic now find themselves in a position where they will have to really show grit and determination to oust Aberdeen, who have won their last eight, from top spot.

With 19 league games left for Celtic, the panic button doesn’t need to be pushed yet. However, the comment regarding teams playing defensively against Celtic in order to cause frustration should hold no bearing as it’s been the same for the past decade – even more so since Rangers were liquidated.

Last season, Celtic had no problem winning the league by nearly 30 points as they won 31 of their 38 games, but they look unlikely to achieve such a points tally and domination again this season.

Nevertheless, if Celtic do win their two games in hand then they go back to the top of the pile and will hold the advantage over Aberdeen. If they fail, it could be a dogged fight to the finish.

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