Bitton Hails Celtic’s Attitude after Livingston Draw

Despite being disappointed to draw 2-2 away to Livingston last night, Nir Bitton has praised Celtic’s attitude in grabbing a late goal.

Speaking to the Celtic website, the Israeli defender admitted that the Tony Macaroni arena is a tough place to go and play football but that Neil Lennon’s side did well to get something from the game.

“It was very tough. It’s not the best place to come and play. We knew before the game it was going to be a tough one and we had to match it. I think we created enough chances to win the game, but it wasn’t to be.

“We always believe in ourselves. We had to chase the game after giving away two goals, but we have guys on the bench who can change a game for you, and they did that. Every away game is difficult, everyone wants to beat us and be the hero. We need to accept that, face it, match and go one better. We do that every week, and we need to keep going.”

Celtic have 2 points and 2 goals in 3 visits to West Lothian in what is proving to be an extremely difficult place to visit. Before last night, Gary Holt’s side had conceded just 6 goals on home turf this season.

Bitton declared that Celtic would need to get back to winning ways on Saturday despite stretching their lead to 13 points after results elsewhere.

“We need to make sure we remain focused, we remain concentrated and we need to win as many games as we can.

“I think we played some good football against Livingston. We didn’t win the game, but we did get the equaliser in stoppage time. During the game you only concentrate on yourself and your own game. We need to stick to our game-plan and we need to win as many games as we can.

“When you play for a club like Celtic, you have to believe all the time. We’re always fighting for trophies and we have a winning mentality. We’re always on the front foot, and we’re always trying to win the game. It’s a special dressing room. Now, we focus on St Mirren at Celtic Park and we go again.”

Bitton has impressed since coming into the starting XI in defence and will be hoping to continue his run in the side this weekend and next, at Ibrox.

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