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SportBain calls for Celtic to swiftly wrap up league title

21:35  15 april  2019
21:35  15 april  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Lennon calls for Celtic to become more ruthless in front of goal

Lennon calls for Celtic to become more ruthless in front of goal Neil Lennon has called for Celtic to become more ruthless in front of goal, claiming his team are still overplaying. Speaking after the win over St Mirren on Wednesday night, as reported on the club’s official website, Lennon explained why he was left a little unhappy with the performance. Still feeling the effects of Brendan Rodgers’ influence on this squad, the interim Hoops boss is hoping his players cut out old habits. “Tonight, we created a

Bain calls for Celtic to swiftly wrap up league title © Mark Runnacles/Getty Images Sport Aberdeen v Celtic - Scottish Cup Semi Final

Scott Bain expressed how important Sunday’s 3-0 Scottish Cup win against Aberdeen was for Celtic’s title ambitions and believes it has lifted the team for their upcoming fixtures.

The Hoops put in a dominant performance at Hampden Park in the semi-final outing, with goals coming from James Forrest, Odsonne Edouard and Tom Rogic.

Aberdeen ended the game with nine men after Dominic Ball and Lewis Ferguson were both shown red.

Bain calls for Celtic to swiftly wrap up league title © Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Sport Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Sport

Speaking to the club’s official website, Bain said:

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“When a team goes down to 10 men it can sometimes be difficult to get through that. But we’ve shown how good we are when we’re organised and how concentrated we can be. We didn’t give them an opportunity to create any chances. We moved the ball quickly, were attacking in our play and created a number of chances. It could have been five or six in the end.”

Celtic are now 11 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table, and with a place in the Scottish Cup final, the players have set their sights on bringing both titles home for the third season in a row.

Bain insists that although the result over Aberdeen has boosted the squad’s morale, it is important that they remain focused to claim the title as quickly as possible so that they can turn their attention towards the cup final.

Bain believes everyone wants Celtic to fail

Bain believes everyone wants Celtic to fail Celtic goalkeeper Scott Bain has claimed that everyone outside of the club is wanting them to fail. The Hoops play Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday and Bain believes everyone else will be looking for Celtic to slip up. Neil Lennon’s side are looking to wrap up a domestic treble, with the league title likely to be confirmed in the coming weeks and one cup already won – against Aberdeen – earlier in the season. Speaking to STV,

He said:

“We can’t celebrate too much, though. We want to enjoy this moment but the focus now goes to wrapping up the league and after that we can focus on the cup final.”

“We never let ourselves get too far ahead. If you start dreaming and thinking of the future, then you forget about what’s in front of you and what you need to do. The boys have shown over the last three years that the focus is unmatched. The way they go into games is better than anyone else, especially in terms of concentration.”

Bain calls for Celtic to swiftly wrap up league title © Mark Runnacles/Getty Images Sport Mark Runnacles/Getty Images Sport

“Right now we’re looking to get this league wrapped up as quickly as possible and then from there we can start dreaming.”

After winning the Scottish League Cup in 2018, the Hoops’ hopes for yet another treble will be at the back of their minds as they go on to play the remaining five games in the top flight, and the Scottish Cup final against Hearts on the May 25.

Weah heaps praise onto Simunovic after Kilmarnock win.
Timothy Weah has heaped praise onto Celtic teammate Jozo Simunovic for his performance against Kilmarnock on Saturday. Weah and his teammates ran out 1-0 winners against Killie, with Simunovic grabbing the only goal of the game to wrap up the three points. Commenting on an instagram post by Celtic after the game, Weah summed up Simunovic’s performance in three words: “Man on fire.” The defender scored wearing the fabled number five shirt that was worn by legendary captain and manager Billy McNeill, who passed away this week. Celtic are to pay tribute to McNeill by retiring his shirt number after this season.

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