Celtic could only managed a 2-2 draw with Kilmarnock last night.
Celtic were twice pegged back by Killie to only take one point from Rugby Park on Wednesday evening, and Nir Bitton has told the Evening Times that the Bhoys need to work on their composure in competitive games.
Bitton said: "We were sloppy, we need to work on it and we will work on it. We didn't play smart, we didn't play quick. We should have kept the ball and let Kilmarnock run after it, we didn't do it and when you don't do it you concede and that's what happened.”
It was Bitton who handed Celtic the 2-1 advantage over Killie, but the Bhoys missed a host of chances which could have secured them victory.
It was then another mistake which cost them a point, as Emilio Izaguirre conceded a penalty inside the last minutes of game, which was converted to prevent the Bhoys taking full points from their first three games.
Considering the increased strength of Celtic’s squad in relation to their league rivals, if they were to play at top form every game they would face no trouble securing victory.
However, this can mean they enter games expected to win, and do not play at top form due to the lack of pressure.
It appears this lack of motivation was behind the result yesterday, as sloppiness cost them a victory when they could have easily secured victory.
Hopefully for Celtic, this result has come early enough in the season for Ronny Deila to realise the issue and overcome it, otherwise the Bhoys could face a much tougher task in their search to retain the Premiership title this season.