Craig Gordon: This is what is more important for Celtic than playing well
Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon believes that winning games is more important than the performance the Hoops put in as the season reaches it’s climax.
The Hoops are set to face Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday with their dreams of a second consecutive domestic treble on the line, and the 35-year-old is more than happy to win ugly to ensure that the Bhoys reach the cup final.
“It’s not always about playing your best, it’s about finding a way to win and we’ve done that,” Gordon said, as quoted by the BBC Sport website.
“It’s up to us to again go out with that attitude and try to win the game.”
Gordon has been a mainstay for the Hoops this season with 41 appearances so far this season, but his place in the side for the semi-final isn’t secured, as he has only just returned from a knee injury and Scott Bain has done very well as his replacement.
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At this time of the season it is all about results, and most Hoops fans would agree with Gordon that the result of the game is far more important than the performances, although there’s no doubt that fans would like both in the semi-final if possible. As for Gordon, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he was given the nod by Brendan Rodgers to start ahead of Bain, as he has been the number one goalkeeper for most of Rodgers’ time as manager, and he is likely to restore him in goals for one of the biggest games that the Hoops have left this season.
In other Celtic news, Mikael Lustig believes that the Hoops deserve to be favourites for the semi-final