We have to add in a disclaimer – Alfredo Morelos has not become a bad striker overnight.
But he certainly has two problems right now.
We never said a word about the fact he only got one in the gubbing of Hamilton. An on-form Alfie would have bagged two or three.
He was absolutely wretched at Pittodrie, and we warned aggressive about selecting him in that one.
There’s no getting away from how bad Morelos was today – and how evidently this is a fixture which brings the worst out in him and makes him play by far his worst.
Without any doubt Celtic have the measure of Morelos – and he does little to overcome it. While he managed a few shots, none of them were potent, none of them were intelligent, and he looked like a wee boy out there, desperate to show the world he can play with the big boys.
His penalty was miserable, his non-red card a disgrace, and while he’s had worse afternoons in a Rangers shirt, on this magical season where his value has sky rocketed, Morelos turned significantly back into the player he was last season.
This doesn’t mean he’s now back to his old self, nor does it mean the opposite. It just means Celtic seems to be a fixture Morelos could play for a hundred years in and never score.
Rangers strikers, as Ally McCoist said prior to kick off, get judged scoring against Celtic.
Morelos can’t do that, and it seems now he’s not destined to.