This has been a difficult campaign for Celtic despite them hiring the exciting Ange Postecoglou.
The Hoops were knocked out of the Champions League and after losing last weekend, Celtic have endured their worst start to a season for 23 years.
From a defensive point of view, the Bhoys are still a mess but their attacking football surely eclipses what we saw last season.
Under Neil Lennon, it’s highly unlikely that they’d have scored three away from home against Real Betis.
Postecoglou needs to learn quickly but what hasn’t helped is a number of injury blows in recent weeks.
He is set to return to the fold on Thursday against Raith Rovers but Celtic have suffered a further setback.
Greg Taylor was due to undergo shoulder surgery this week and although the operation has proven successful, the Hoops have been rocked by the news that he could now miss the next 12 matches.
This is a seismic blow to Postecoglou, particularly as the left-back region is where they lack depth the most.
Adam Montgomery has deputised at times this season while such few options have led to Boli Bolingoli making an unexpected return to the side.
His appearance against Livingston last Sunday was a huge surprise. His pandemic related mishap at the beginning of last season made it look as though he’d never play for the club again.
Indeed, after being left out of their Europa League squad list, his chances of match action looked incredibly slim.
Bolingoli’s performance against Livi left a lot to be desired while Montgomery’s lack of experience might also be an issue to the manager too.
Taylor isn’t the most comfortable of full-backs from a defensive point of view but he is undoubtedly their number one choice in an important area of the pitch.
This is now a huge opportunity for others at the club to stand up and be noticed; they have to stake their claims to Postecoglou.