Nir Bitton wants to win more trophies with Celtic

By John Reid

December 11, 2019

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton made an amusing comment after the recent Betfred Cup Final win over Rangers. Bitton, who came on as a second-half substitute in the 1-0 win, has admitted that he has lost count of the number of trophies he has won in his time at the club.

“It’s the best feeling to win trophies and against your biggest rivals. I cherish this one and just want to continue winning medals with Celtic” he said, as reported by the Scottish Sun.

However, he has admitted that even though he has won plenty of medals in his time with the club, he wants to win more.

“You never tire of winning”

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“I can’t even remember how many that is I have now, but it’s a lot. I think it’s maybe 14 now so it’s not bad! But you never tire of winning. You always want more.”

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Bitton has indeed won 14 trophies during his time with the club, which is a remarkable number of accolades. That shows how successful the club have been since the player joined the Hoops in 2013.

The attitude he displays about wanting to win more trophies will be welcomed by Hoops boss Neil Lennon. That is the sort of attitude that Lennon had as a player, and he now has in his time as Celtic manager.

Played an important role in recent cup win

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The Hoops utility man played an important role in the win over Rangers. He came on after the team had been reduced to 10 men after the sending-off of Jeremie Frimpong.

He slotted into defence, and helped the Hoops stop any attack that the Ibrox side tried. After being out of action for so long this season with various injuries, Bitton can be pleased with his performance in what was a massive win for the Hoops.

He might well start for the side in the upcoming Europa League game against Cluj, and it will be interesting to see if he starts that game at centre-back or in midfield. Luckily for Celtic, he can play well in both positions.