Michael Stewart was talking positively about Celtic’s relentless attitude last night.

The BBC Radio Scotland pundit was on duty as Ange Postecoglou‘s Hoops came from behind to beat Hearts 3-1 at a packed Celtic Park.

It was Celtic’s 12th successive win in all competitions, while you have to go back to the Santiago Bernabéu for our last competitive defeat.

Real Madrid were the last team to beat Celtic in early November
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Stewart reckons Hearts didn’t do a lot wrong last night, they just came up against a Celtic team with a brilliant winning habit.

“Robbie Neilson will probably be coming away thinking ‘We did pretty well.’,” Stewart said. (Scottish Football Podcast, 13:15 onwards)

“But ‘pretty well’ is not good enough when you come up against this Celtic side because they never have a night off.

“Every 90 minutes they play, they are at it. If there’s a few players who are maybe not 100% then substitutions are made.

“From a Hearts perspective, disappointing because they got their noses in front. But there will be a number of changes in the personnel for the game at the weekend.”

BBC anchor Richard Gordon agreed with Stewart’s comments on Celtic.

Gordon: “It’s a great point you make about Celtic and the fact that they never seem to have a day off.

“Take out some of the European ties, you would almost have to go back to that defeat against St. Mirren on the 18 September.”

Sead Haksabanovic netted last night against Hearts
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Celtic’s consistency this season has been remarkable. Other than that one defeat in Paisley, we have achieved positive results in every domestic game.

That’s 34 domestic matches, with 32 of them won and a credible draw at Ibrox. It really is sensational form.

Stewart’s words are likely to be music to Ange Postecoglou’s ears. Celtic’s boss has built the team on the motto ‘we never stop’ and that is a fitting summary of our form this season.

The quality of our bench has had an impact too. Four of the eight goals we’ve scored in the last few days were netted by subsitutes.

It must be pretty deflating for Hearts to know they go up against us again on Saturday. And likely with Hatate, Jota, Johnston and Taylor back in from the start.

Even if they start well, we have so many options to call on off the bench.

It’s going to be a testing game, but this Celtic team are made for days like this.

In other news, Celtic have strengthened their scouting team with the appointment of Joe Dudgeon

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