Celtic centre-back Christopher Jullien has shared his biggest fear about last season being curtailed – that the Scottish Cup would get cancelled, the Celtic View reports.
Jullien had already won the Betfred Cup and was well on his way to a league title when the season was brought to a halt in March.
That came before Celtic had a chance to take on Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden. Thankfully the SFA announced that the Scottish Cup would continue this season. The Hoops will take on Aberdeen at Hampden on the 1st of November.
Still, Jullien has admitted that he was concerned that the chance of a domestic treble was gone when the season was ended.
“I was a little bit scared that when last season was finished early they’d cancel the remaining Scottish Cup fixtures” Jullien said, as quoted by the Celtic View (Volume 56, Issue 7, Page.15).
“Do everything we can”
“They haven’t, they’re rescheduled for later this year, and of course, we’re going to do everything we can to win it all. If we could finish this season with four trophies…wow, that’d be an extra-memorable season” he concluded.
It certainly would be a unique situation if Celtic managed to win the ‘four trophies’ Jullien talks about. It would mean that the Hoops had won five domestic trebles in a row.
Of course, we are currently in unique circumstances. So perhaps we should get used to expecting the unexpected in football going forward.
Would have been frustrating if tournament was cancelled
It would have been frustrating to everyone at Celtic if the Scottish Cup had been cancelled. The chance of another treble would have gone, through no fault of the club.
However, the Hoops have a chance to put all that behind them, and reach December’s final. Of course, the team must get past Aberdeen first. That will be another interesting occasion Hampden Park will either be empty or have very few fans in attendance.
Judging by Jullien’s comments though, that won’t stop the Hoops from going all out to win yet another Scottish Cup. He seems well up for the battle as he aims to complete a clean sweep of trophies in his first 18 months at Celtic. Hopefully his team-mates will be just as pumped up when the semi-final is played.