'Two games away from a quadruple treble'; BBC's Michael Stewart issues positive Celtic reminder
BBC Scotland pundit Michael Stewart has issued a reminder that Celtic remain on the cusp of history, despite a dreadful run of form.
He’s not talking about ten-in-a-row either, but the quadruple treble that’s on offer to the Bhoys this season.
Celtic play in last term’s Scottish Cup semi-final this Sunday against Aberdeen. It’s a huge game.
Having won the last 11 trophies available in domestic football, Neil Lennon’s team are hoping to take a massive step towards an unprecedented quadruple treble.
Stewart thinks it would be an unbelievable achievement, speaking to BBC Scotland about yesterday’s match and the upcoming Hampden clash.
He said: “Celtic huffed and puffed against a side set up to frustrate them, but even though Derek McInnes’ side got two penalties, their second was a shocker defensively.
“Shane Duffy didn’t deal with the ball, Kristoffer Ajer wasn’t tight enough to Sam Cosgrove, Scott Bain palms the ball and Ryan Hedges turns it in. I expect Derek to set the team up to do the same in next week’s colossal tie.
“People can’t forget Celtic are still two games away from a quadruple treble, which would be unbelievable. It’s so strange because it’s last season’s competition sandwiched in the current campaign, but, given current form, you have to say this is the shakiest it’s felt.
“The way Celtic are at the moment, they are fragile. Aberdeen will be going into that game thinking they’ve got a real chance.”
If Celtic do go on to win the Scottish Cup, it doesn’t erase any of the mistakes made so far this season.
I am not apologising for Lennon or his team. I am as unhappy with them as anyone at the moment.
However, reaching the Scottish Cup final and winning silverware on December 20th would be huge for our season.
If we can get back to winning ways in the league and make history with a cup win, it would go a long way to shutting Rangers up before the next derby.
Let’s not forget they have failed to win anything under Steven Gerrard.
More importantly, it would fill these players with confidence again and give them something tangible to build on heading into the new year.
We can’t fall further behind in the league, but it’s not time to throw in the towel regardless of what you think of the manager right now.