Celtic have established themselves as an unbeatable and invincible side in Scotland’s topflight in recent times, strolling to the local treble last term undefeated.
The Bhoys have been a class above others, and are strong favorites to make it 7 Scottish Premiership title in a roll this term.
Rangers former manager and Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness however believes Celtic’s 52-match unbeaten run domestically is a sign of weakness; one the Champions League will once again expose this season.
The Scottish legend goes ahead to claim Rangers are the reason for that, as their inability to provide their Old Firm bitter rivals stiff competition has made the league less challenging.
Speaking on talkSPORT (cited on Scotsman), the legend who led Rangers to 3 Scottish Premier Division titles and 4 Scottish League Cups in the late 80’s claimed, “If there is a real challenge from Rangers, do Celtic sell their best players? No they don’t.
“If you’re a Celtic supporter, are you seeing the same quality on the pitch as you would if Rangers were strong? No you’re not. Your team is weaker and that will be proved in Europe.
“That is the reality, they don’t need to keep their best players because they can beat Rangers and everyone else without them – the likes of Victor Wanyama and Virgil van Dijk.”
Celtic beat everyone else to the title last term with almost 10 games to spare, leading 2nd placed Aberdeen by 30 points, while Rangers finished in 3rd place with 67 points.
The Gers will hope to slowly regain their competitive power in the league this term, and manager Pedro Caixinha has already spent £10million on 11 players this summer.
2017-18 hasn’t started on the brightest of notes for the Portuguese and his side, though, with a loss and a draw against Hibernian and Hearts respectively already highlighting the gulf in quality between them and Celtic who already have 6 points.
Rangers face Ross County at the weekend and would hope to get a much-needed victory, or things could even get much worse going forward.