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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

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,

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:

Bain criticises SFA punishment for Celtic captain Brown

Bain criticises SFA punishment for Celtic captain Brown Celtic goalkeeper Scott Bain has criticised the Scottish FA for the “pathetic” punishment they have handed Hoops skipper Scott Brown. The 33-year old was charged by the SFA last week for “failing to act in the best interests of Scottish football”, after celebrating Celtic’s 2-1 Glasgow derby win in front of the Rangers fans. Both Celtic and Rangers were handed a fine for failing to control their players, with both Alfredo Morelos and Andy Halliday being sent off for Rangers, while Brown was punished for goading the fans.

“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.

Celtic are no wind-up merchants, insists Bain

Celtic are no wind-up merchants, insists Bain Celtic keeper Scott Bain insists that they are not the “wind-up merchants” that are causing rivals to see red, speaking to the Daily Record. After beating Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final, the Hoops are moving within sight of the treble Treble as they sit 11 points clear in the Scottish Premiership. But many have accused the title holders of winding opponents up, with skipper Scott Brown often being the first name mentioned. Aberdeen saw both Dom Ball and Lewis Ferguson sent off, with manager Derek McInnes and his assistant Tony Doherty both being sent to the stands.

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.

Celtic agree to let Shved stay in Ukraine.
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