Video: John Hartson Says There’s a Feeling That Celtic Are Resting on Their Laurels

Video: John Hartson Says There’s a Feeling That Celtic Are Resting on Their Laurels

Ex-Celtic striker John Hartson has criticised his former club this morning, as he addressed their failure to sign John McGinn, Dedryck Boyata’s future and the possibility of Brendan Rodgers eventually leaving Glasgow.

The Hoops have been an unconquerable force in Scottish football for the last seven years and were expected to strengthen this summer in a bid to maintain the gap between themselves and Steven Gerrard’s Rangers.

However, the club have been relatively quiet in the transfer market, having signed goalkeeper Scott Bain, defender Emilio Izaguirre and Odsonne Edouard for a club-record fee.

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And while highly-rated Australia international Daniel Arzani arrived on a two-year loan deal from Manchester City earlier this week, Hartson remains unconvinced that the club is moving in the right direction with recruitment.

Speaking on BT Sport alongside ex-team-mate Stiliyan Petrov, Hartson said, “All of a sudden now there is a feeling that Celtic are resting on their laurels.

“That they can win and go with what they’ve got.

“They should have added McGinn… they should have added better defenders.”


While he clearly isn’t happy with Celtic’s business so far this summer, which includes the uncertainty surrounding wantaway defender Dedryck Boyata, Hartson maintains that he doesn’t think Rodgers will walk away.

Celtic were of course knocked out of the Champions League qualifers by AEK Athens this week, meaning they now parachute into a Europa League play-off with FK Suduva.

What do you think of Hartson’s comments, Celtic fans?

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