Craig Gordon Backs Celtic to Use “Controlled Aggression” Against Rangers

Craig Gordon Backs Celtic to Use “Controlled Aggression” Against Rangers

Ahead of tomorrow’s Old Firm derby, Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has backed his team-mates to play with “controlled aggression” against Rangers.

The Hoops saw their unbeaten domestic run come to an end against Hearts earlier this month, with the Jambos inflicting a painful 4-0 thrashing on Brendan Rodgers’ side.

However, since the debacle at Tynecastle, Celtic have picked up three wins on the trot and haven’t conceded a single goal against Partick Thistle, Aberdeen and Dundee.

Embed from Getty Images

And despite their upturn in form, Gordon believes Celtic will still need to “fight” for their right to play football against Rangers.

“We need to be aggressive and win the battle if we’re going to get the chance to play football,” Gordon told Celtic’s website.

“We know we do have to stay calm.

“There has to be a controlled aggression within that so we can go and impose ourselves in the game and play our football.”

Embed from Getty Images

Gordon has performed well against Rangers in recent matches, with the Ibrox side having failed to score against him in their previous three matches.

However, the Scotland stopper isn’t taking his strong record for granted.

He added, “You have to fight for your right to play football. We know we have to go in there and be strong and physical.

“That’s what a derby game is always going to entail. We always have to be ready to face that and to play football and let our qualities come through because that’s how we’re going to win the game.”

Celtic currently boast an 11 point lead over Rangers in the Scottish Premiership table.


Staff Editor

More in Football

6 Best Youth Football Academies with Historical Roots That Have Managed to Pass the Test of Time

Jonny BoyleNovember 26, 2020

Jamie Young’s Journey To The Top

Jonny BoyleNovember 18, 2020

Why AC Milan Visit is a Significant Point in Celtic’s Season

Jonny BoyleOctober 22, 2020

Why Scotland Has a Chance of Best Representation in Europe For Years

Jonny BoyleSeptember 24, 2020

Are Chelsea Now Title Contenders With New Signings?

Jonny BoyleSeptember 10, 2020

Why We Should All Be Excited About Leeds United’s Premier League Return

Jonny BoyleSeptember 8, 2020

Serie A: Gian Piero Gasperini Has Turned Atalanta into One of the Most Entertaining Sides in Europe

Jonny BoyleAugust 19, 2020

Remembering the Underrated Genius of Diego Milito

Jonny BoyleAugust 17, 2020

Why Rangers Have to Take Advantage of Celtic Lay-Off

Jonny BoyleAugust 13, 2020