It’s now the business end of the season, only one win from the title and one game away from a potential Treble.
All our good work is starting to pay dividends and of course while we aren’t over the line yet, we are within touching distance. We have one hand on the league trophy, it will be in our full grasp soon enough.
The Scottish Cup is a different story. We of course play theRangers in the semi-final on Sunday and the winner of the game will be odds on favourites and will most likely lift the Scottish Cup, with all due respect to Inverness and Falkirk, it’s just the truth.
theRangers of course will be a tough hurdle to overcome on Sunday. This is their only chance of silverware and they will be going all out to win. They have nothing to lose and we can’t take them lightly. It’s a cup tie and anything can happen. We don’t want a repeat of last season’s semi-final disappointment. I’m sure Ange Postecoglou has the players well versed of the dangers and they will not be complacent.
There is of course still a greater pressure on the Ibrox side. They need to win, so do Celtic, but in theRangers case it’s a greater need. It’s win or bust. That said, The pressure on Celtic is still massive. Our support won’t tolerate failure, despite having the league cup in the bag and the league all but a formality, we still want the Treble and that is a big weight on the shoulders.
To be in with a chance of the Treble we need to be one hundred and ten percent focused on the job in hand. We need to play to the best of our abilities. The last two games we haven’t done that, we’ve been sloppy and indecisive, looking nothing like our usual selves.
That said we’re still unbeaten. This team refuses to acknowledge defeat and are tough mentally. Let’s hope that is still the case come Sunday evening. If we bring our A game, we will win, I’m confident of that, and with the positive news that Jota, Reo Hatate and Liel Abada are back to full fitness and available for selection lifts the mood greatly after last weeks disappointing draw to Motherwell. It gives us all an extra boost for Sunday. Let business commence.
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Read the pre-match predictions for Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi final at Hampden between Celtic and theRangers from most of The Celtic Star writers below. Some don’t like making predictions for superstitious reasons so don’t want to jinx us, which is fair enough…