Patrick Roberts delivers Celtic verdict as club on verge of 'making history'
By Matt Bullin
Celtic starlet Patrick Roberts has claimed his side “just want to play well” as they eye up a historic treble.
Brendan Rodgers’ side continued their exemplary form in the league with a 3-1 win over Aberdeen on Friday night at Pittodrie.
Dedryck Boyata, Stuart Armstrong and Leigh Griffiths all netted as the Bhoys found themselves 3-0 up inside 11 minutes.
Jonny Hayes pulled one back for Aberdeen but it wasn’t enough to stop Celtic extending their domestic unbeaten run to 44 games, and go 30 points clear at the top of the league.
If Celtic can avoid defeat in their final two Premiership games against Partick Thistle and Hearts, they will have gone the whole 38-game league campaign unbeaten.
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As well as that, they can become only the fourth Bhoys side in 129 years to lift a domestic treble, when they face Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final on May 27.
Speaking to the Daily Record, Roberts claimed his side were not fazed by being on the brink of history.
He said: “I don’t think it fazes us. We just go on to the pitch and we just want to play the best we possibly can and improve.
“We just want to get better every game and it doesn’t faze us making history. We just want to play well. That proves we’re a top side and just want to get better.”
Roberts, who joined the Hoops on loan from Man City in February 2016, has been a key player for the side this term.
The 20-year-old has made 44 appearances in all competitions, scoring nine goals and supplying 17 assists.
In other Celtic news, Rodgers is plotting a swoop for this Liverpool ace.