Celtic recently released some statistics about the winning of the โ€˜treble trebleโ€™ on their official Twitter account.

One of the most interesting stats revolves around the Hoops defence.

The defence have kept 86 clean sheets โ€“ that is over 60% of the games that make up the โ€˜treble trebleโ€™.

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That is remarkable achievement which deserves plenty of praise. The Hoopsโ€™ defence has formed the bedrock of the side which has won nine domestic trophies in a row.

Defence deserves plaudits

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The likes of Jozo Simunovic, Dedryck Boyata, Kristoffer Ajer and Kieran Tierney deserve plenty of plaudits. Applause must also be given to the goalkeepers.

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Craig Gordon and Scott Bain also deserve credit, for often having little to do in a game yet still making important saves.

Defence has struggled in Europe at times

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It has to be said that the Celtic defence does come under a lot of criticism at times. The reason for that could be the at times poor performance of the defence in Europe.

That is a problem that Neil Lennon will no doubt like to solve in his time as Celtic manager. However, he will be delighted to have inherited a Celtic side which is so tough to score against.

Indeed, in Lennonโ€™s 14 games in charge of Celtic the team conceded only six goals. Whoever plays in defence for the Hoops next season gives Celtic a very solid foundation to build on in the campaign for nine in a row.

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