'Celtic must sharpen their swords'

Premiership

Celtic are hardly a PSL exception with a meagre 15 goals from as many games this season.

However, Jelusic drew optimism from their first match of 2018 which yielded a 2-1 win over Golden Arrows last Sunday, with Victor Letsoalo and Deon Hotto netting before the break for the hosts at Dr Molemela Stadium.

Jelusic told his club's website: "Winning our first game of 2018 was thrilling for the fans and the players proved their seriousness in accumulating maximum points. After a short break, I was impressed by the level of fitness of the players and it shows our players’ professional conduct and obedience in following the off-season programme that was given to them."

He added: “The positive thing though is seeing goals scored not only by our strikers and I was also impressed by how the young Billy Maema responded after being thrown into the deep end. Although we started well, we must continue sharpening our swords and making sure we score more goals. Our game against Arrows presented us with the chance to score an avalanche of goals but still we failed.”

Phunya Sele Sele, who trail log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns by eight points with a match in hand, next visit mid-table Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday (20h00).

“We are ready. Our plan is to have a cautious approach making sure we don’t concede early, making sure we don’t lose our structure and subsequently utilising every opportunity given,” concluded the Serbian.

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