By Amir Mir

Erik Sviatchenko has stated Celtic are still far better than their rivals Rangers after their 1-0 victory at Parkhead on Sunday afternoon.

Defender Sviatchenko played the full 90 minutes, as he helped his side record a clean sheet and progress through to the final of the Scottish League Cup, where they will meet Aberdeen.

Striker Moussa Dembele scored a late equaliser in the Old Firm match, following his hat-trick in the 5-1 league win in September.

Despite that, Gers manager Mark Warburton claimed that the gap between both Glasgow clubs is, “a lot narrower than people think”.

But, Sviatchenko, who had a goal disallowed during the game, was quick to explain the dominance of his side during the win against their arch enemies.

“We showed the same performance level as last time, even though the scoresheet was only one goal,” said Sviatchenko, as quoted by the BBC. “I think we are still the much better team.

“There were lots of spells in the game when we were dominant and they were struggling. We were creating chances and had the upper hand which allowed us to find the late goal.”

Denmark international Sviatchenko has played 13 games in all competitions for Brendan Rodgers’ side this term, supplying one assist.

In other Celtic team news, this defender could be axed when the Hoops take on Ross County in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday night.