Derek McInnes: Celtic would be disappointed to fail to achieve this
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has claimed that Celtic should be disappointed if they fail to go on and claim back-to-back domestic trebles this season.
The Bhoys have already retained the Betfred Cup after defeating Motherwell 2-0 in November’s final and hold an eight point lead over Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.
They begin their defence of the Scottish Cup at home to Brechin when the winter break ends on the 20th of January.
McInnes, as quoted by the Daily Record, feels that ‘resources’ are the main difference between the Bhoys and the rest of Scottish Football.
“Celtic are so far ahead resources-wise that I think it will be disappointing to them if they don’t win a Treble. They should be favourites in every domestic competition. Huge favourites”, he said.
“We know we have to be near our best to get a result, while that doesn’t need to be the case for Celtic. They have the quality to put you to the sword.”
Brendan Rodgers’ side haven’t been at their best in recent weeks, as the busy schedule of domestic league and cup games and the Champions League group stages finally began to take it’s toll.
Their unbeaten run of 69 domestic games without defeat finally came to an end in a 4-0 loss to Hearts, and they played poorly in the goal less Old Firm draw.
However, they did manage to defeat McInnes’ Aberdeen side 3-0 to maintain their lead at the top of the league going into the second-half of the season, the second time they have defeated the Dons by that scoreline this season.
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