Ex-Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes the Hoops do have a chance of sealing a “sensational” treble this campaign.
Nobody was talking about trophies after a difficult start to the season under manager Ange Postecoglou but the club have gone from strength to strength since then and, with the League Cup already in the bag, Sutton says you can’t rule out a domestic clean sweep:
“They are in with a chance this year and that’s more than most expected. The cup Double would still be a success. A league and cup Double would be remarkable. And the Treble would be absolutely sensational. Especially when you consider where Celtic have come from. Ange Postecoglou doesn’t shy away from it either. Usually when managers get asked about Trebles, they run a mile from it. Postecoglou hasn’t shouted from the rooftops about winning the clean sweep but he has admitted it’s there for his side.”
“That’s about as bold as it gets from a manager of Celtic or Rangers. In fairness to him, however, he’s never wavered in what he’s said all season. It’s always about being focused on performance rather than results – as one leads to the other – and he’s insisted he won’t change a thing for the run-in. Why should he? Postecoglou’s principles have got Celtic to where they are right now – bang in the frame for the Treble. Whether he gets there or falls short remains to be seen but everyone can see the direction the club are going in.”
It would be a tremendous feat if Postecoglou’s men were to pull it off, but there is still a long way to go before supporters should really be considering such a trophy haul.
After the 4-0 win over Ross County yesterday afternoon, the Hoops are in a great position in the league, but they still have to face Rangers at Ibrox and there will be other hurdles to overcome in the final seven matches.
Celtic also have to take on their Glasgow rivals in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup, which will be another big obstacle. Even so, a treble is within reach.