Celtic boss Neil Lennon says he’s “delighted” with the side’s current goal difference in the Premiership.
Saturday’s 5-0 win over St. Mirren at Parkhead took the Hoops onto a total of +70 after 30 matches.
That’s 25 goals better than second placed Rangers, and a surefire sign that we are by far the most dominant team in the country.
And it’s a factor that hasn’t been lost on Lennon, as the spoke in this week’s Celtic View. (Volume 55, issue 35, page 07)
“I’m delighted with the goal difference,” the Northern Irishman said.
“When I came I thought we could up the tempo a little bit and play forward a little bit more.
“We’ve certainly had the players who can score goals and that’s something my backroom team and I have been focussing on since the start of the year.
“The players have done magnificently to go out and implement that.”
Celtic could have a few other targets this season
People really shouldn’t underestimate what an achievement it is to hold such a positive goal difference record.
A look around Europe’s top leagues sees clubs like Liverpool (+45), Bayern Munich (+47) and Barcelona (+32) all fall well short of our brilliant total.
Yes, they play in far stronger leagues. But Celtic’s numbers stack up well in comparison to recent seasons too.
Last season we registered a GD of +57 for the entire 38 game season. The year before it was +48 while even the remarkable ‘Invincible’ season only saw us get 11 more, at +81.
With eight games still to play, there’s definitely a chance that this current Hoops side could beat that total – which would be quite something.
Also in their sights should be making it to 100 points – something we’ve only managed twice this century.
Of course, winning the league is the priority for now. But this Celtic team could set a few more records in the closing months of this season.