Ross County goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw has expressed his frustration following his side’s 6-0 defeat to Celtic.
A second half capitulation allowed Celtic to score five in the second 45, with four of those goals coming within 15 minutes of the restart.
Laidlaw was a busy man against Celtic and admits his Staggies side have to learn from the their Celtic lesson.
He told the Daily Record (The Winner, page eight, 21/10/19): “Being in the goal, I could have sworn they had two or three more players. “They were really good.
I had a few saves to make. I had to, because I don’t think we were at the races. We are bitterly disappointed to come here and get beaten 6-0. We caught Celtic on a really good day.
“But it’s still disappointing, because I still let in six goals. That’s not a great feeling after the game. I just had to try to do what I had to do and keep the ball out of the net.”
Laidlaw did his best to help Ross County and frustrate Celtic
In fairness to Laidlaw, there wasn’t much he could do to prevent the thrashing. The Staggies registered just two shots all days whilst Celtic managed a whopping 28, with 14 on target (BBC).
County managed to hang on until half time thanks largely to Laidlaw. He made a couple of smart stops, including one from Mohamed Elyounoussi which looked destined for the net.
Laidlaw and his Ross County teammates need to file this game under one to forget and move on to their next match. They won’t play a team as good as Celtic every week and it shouldn’t take away from their impressive league start, currently sitting sixth after nine games.
It was a bad day for the Staggies in Glasgow and Laidlaw knows that more than most.