Kieran Tierney has praised Celtic’s special heart after they won their seventh consecutive trophy on Sunday.

Tierney admitted his side weren’t at their best on Sunday in their 1-0 victory over Aberdeen.

The Hoops hero claims he and his team mates are living with expectations that ‘go up every year’ as they look to secure a historic treble treble.

Tierney holds the Betfred Cup aloft. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Tierney told the BBC: “The heart every one of us showed was special.

“The expectations go up every year for us and so far we seem to be living with it.

“It’s been brilliant and I hope it can continue.”

This is the third year in a row Celtic have clinched the Betfred Cup, the season’s first trophy.

The Celtic left-back admits it’s a ‘great time’ to win a trophy heading into the winter break next month.

Before that, however, Celtic have a tough run of fixtures before they can think about their winter getaway.

Tierney laps up the acclaim from the Celtic fans. (ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Celtic find themselves in second place to rivals Rangers, having played a game less than their neighbours.

With both facing tricky midweek fixtures, Celtic know a win away to Motherwell could see them regain top spot.

For Tierney and his team mates, the success is even sweeter due to their ‘relentless’ regime.

The defender told the Scotsman: “We need to be on it every single week.

“We are playing 60 games a season where we are, basically, expected to win 60 games a season.

“That is a crazy situation, but that is what gives us the hunger.”

Tierney hopes there will be time for smiles next month after the busy schedule. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The squad will be tested

With Celtic’s fixture pile up beginning to increase, there will be no let up from any of their opponents. Motherwell have been known to make it a tough, physical game for Celtic in the past.

They held Rangers to a dramatic 3-3 draw in August and will be hoping to go one better against Celtic.

With Celtic coming off the back of their Betfred Cup win, the Steelmen will be hoping the celebrations take their toll on the Bhoys.

One thing is sure though, from now until the 27th, Celtic’s special heart is sure to be tested.

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