“For me I have got no problem with it,” Carter-Vickers dismisses Sakala trash-talk

Cameron Carter-Vickers sat down with he mainstream media today to chat about the upcoming Viaplay League Cup Final against theRangers. The Hoops are on course for their first domestic trophy of the season and can get their hands not the silverware if they overcome Mick Beale’s cocky side on Sunday afternoon at the national stadium.

A lot has been said since Mick Beale arrived back at the 11-year-old club after replacing Giovanni van Bronckhorst in the hotseat. Totally different to his predecessor, Mick Beale is not respectful of his opponent in any way and this disrespect and contempt for Ange Postecoglou and his Celtic side is starting to rub off on his players now.

Cameron Carter-Vickers IMAGO / Shutterstock. Photo by Luke Nickerson/

Zambian international, Fashion Sakala has been shouting the odds this week about how his team are ‘way better’ than the Hoops, whilst also referring to us as the ‘other mob’. No doubt soundbites such as this will appeal to the common denominator that follows the newest franchise to play out of Govan. However, as has been said by the Oldco’s captain, that could come back to slap Sakala and his club in the face come Sunday teatime.

Big USA international, Carter-Vickers has been having his say on it and insisted to the mainstream media it won’t affect him or his teammates in any way heading into this one. He reckons it’s quite normal to hear that from opposition sportsman bigging up their own teams’ chances and that he has no issue with what Sakala has said at all.

He said: “For me I have got no problem with it. Every professional sportsman has to have a level of self belief to get to where they are. For me it’s a normal comment for a professional sportsman to make.”

Cameron Carter-Vickers of Celtic celebrates after Kyogo Furuhashi scores during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between theRangers and Celtic on January 02, 2023 (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Celtic centre-back also insisted that the game this week is a one-off and that anyone reading too far into how it will affect the outcome of the cinch Premiership League title is way off. He added: “Maybe – momentum is a thing in football so potentially that could affect that. But for us we are clear that this is separate. It is one game, a final which doesn’t have much bearing on anything else.”

Watch CCV’s full media conference below…

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