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Strachan comments on change he saw in Celtic passing against Aberdeen

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan has suggested Celtic were wasteful with their passing in a 4-0 win against Aberdeen.

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan has been quoted by the Evening Express commenting on a negative aspect of Celtic’s performance against Aberdeen last weekend, which he picked up on.

The Bhoys ran out comfortable 4-0 winners after normal time, but Strachan has suggested Ronny Deila’s side need to be more precise and deadly with their passing.

“Aberdeen went right at them from the start. It was like a full press in basketball,” said Strachan.

“They went up the pitch and created chances. Celtic were giving it away after two passes.”

Credit to Aberdeen, but Deila will be pleased that the superior quality of his team shone through over the course of the game.

They showed an ability to adjust during the game, adapting to the tactics Aberdeen used to put them under pressure, pressing them and forcing them into making quick passes.

That ability to adapt in the middle of big games is something they need to do over the rest of the season and credit to the leaders for demanding more from the side in the middle of the game.

What Celtic can’t afford to do is be wasteful with their passing in other big games over the course of the season, as they go hunting for multiple pieces of silverware.

There is enough quality in the squad for the team to make it through most big matches, but Deila won't want them to give the ball away after two passes in their match against St Johnstone tomorrow.

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