Scott Brown calls on Hoops to sustain winning mentality

By John McGinley

September 30, 2019

Celtic captain Scott Brown has called on his teammates to continue to expect only the best results from matches, after Saturday’s 1-1 stalemate at Hibs, The Scottish Sun report.

Most clubs in the Scottish top-flight would be happy with a draw away to Paul Heckingbottom’s side, but for Brown it was a major disappointment.

He goes into every match expecting to find victory and has admitted only picking up a point has bothered him.

The Neil Lennon favourite feels that kind of mentality is needed to go on the kind of extended winning runs that deliver trophies.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said after Saturday’s match: “We always think we can go and win every single game — it’s never going to be like that.

“But that is the mentality we need to have to try and make our good run continue. Obviously we are hurting — we want to take three points week in, week out. But it’s not that easy.

“Hibs played really well, they defended well and they created chances.”

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No need to panic

There’s no doubt the Hibs result was frustrating, but Celtic dropping points in the Scottish Premiership was always going to happen at some point.

Easter Road is not a place we’ve travelled well to in league action during recent years. It’s only in the cups we’ve found much joy there since they returned to the top-flight.

They might have been struggling for form coming into the match this time around, but Paul Heckingbottom is fighting for his job and that’s naturally going to produced dogged displays from his outfit.

On another day Celtic would have won given the territory we enjoyed and the penalties we should have been awarded.

We’ll have better days and hopefully can bounce back superbly against Cluj on Thursday.