Celtic booked their place in the finals of the Scottish League Cup by thrashing Hearts 3-0 on Sunday. It wasn’t a clinical performance but Brendan Rodgers’ men eased to the victory at Murrayfield Stadium.
Celtic are finally starting to play as a team again and destroying teams just like they have the past two season’s, but there are still issues that need solving in January.
Defeats at Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig were clear indicators that Celtic are defensively naïve and lack players who can take up responsibility and guide the team.
The Bhoys’ feeble defence has been one of their biggest headaches this season and Rodgers must address it as soon as possible. But going forward, Celtic have rarely looked the team they were in the Premiership last season.
The problem could be the deadline day loss of Dembele, and now Celtic only really have two main forwards but very different ones.
Both Edouard and Griffiths are fantastic and have many qualities but Dembele had the rapid speed and agility going forward that Celtic definitely miss.
Amiens striker Moussa Konate could be an ideal fit at Parkhead. The Senegalese has scored three times and assisted once in 11 Ligue 1 outings for Amiens this season. His presence would not only be a massive boost to the forward line in terms of quality but would also bring the best out of the rest of the attackers.
Konate is very very fast and has the unique skill of leaving defenders for dust as he speeds past them on the attack and would be a massive boost for the Hoops and would also serve as another option if Rodgers wants a change in tactics.