Kolo Toure aiming to replicate his greatest achievement at Celtic
By Coral Barry
Kolo Toure has insisted Celtic are capable of going an entire season unbeaten to become just the third Scottish side to achieve such a feat.
The defender was part of the Arsenal ‘invincibles’ squad that were crowned champions in 2004 without having lost a single game during the Premier League season.
The achievement marks Toure’s greatest success as part of a side that has gone down in history as legends, and the Ivorian believes he can replicate the feat with Celtic.
“Why not? Why not?” Toure told the Scotsman. “That would be a great achievement for the team and for myself as well – to do it in two countries.
“I can say that it was the pinnacle of my career to be part of that Arsenal team. It was unbelievable.
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“I got to the point where I was calling a friend of mine who played for another club and I asked him ‘How does it feel when you lose a game?’. I had forgotten how it felt!
“We were winning every game, it was something special. You don’t get that all the time, obviously, so it was really special. For me, it was a privilege to be part of that team.
“My ambition for this season with Celtic is just to win every game. I want to try to win the league, the cups, get into the Champions League and go as far as we can in it. Every game is very important.”
No Scottish side has won the league title unbeaten since Rangers in 1899 after Celtic had achieved the same feat the season before.
Toure arrived at Celtic this week having left Liverpool a free agent earlier in the summer after three years at Anfield.
The 35-year-old has signed a one-year contract with the Hoops and reunites with former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers at the club.