By Alex McLeish

6th Oct, 2021 | 8:00pm

McLeish makes 'amazing' Celtic claim after what he's heard from his 'pals at Aberdeen'

Alex McLeish has admitted it is “amazing” how far Celtic have fallen after beating Aberdeen 2-1 at Pittodrie.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Dons defender insisted his old side would be “disappointed” not to have taken something from Sunday’s clash.

Goals from Kyogo Furuhashi and Jota secured victory for Ange Postecoglou’s men.

Lewis Ferguson netted in between the Hoops’ goals to keep Stephen Glass’ men in contention.

The two clubs started two points apart from each other, although that gap has grown to five.

McLeish admitted he thought Aberdeen could pull off their first win over the Bhoys since 2018.

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As such, he insisted it was a “brilliant result” for the Glasgow giants.

Discussing Celtic’s win, McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “It was an amazing one. I really felt that, for the first time in a few years, Aberdeen had a really good chance to beat Celtic.

“Aberdeen are in that transitional phase as well. Stephen Glass is trying to get a regular kind of pattern and nucleus of players he can trust every week. He’s unearthed a couple of good young ones.

“Obviously, I’ve got a great affiliation with Aberdeen. A lot of my pals up there expected them to beat Celtic. That’s amazing for anybody to go in and say this is a game we will win because of Celtic’s recent form.

“Celtic have got massive pride. Aberdeen are maybe in a curve of trying to find the right style of play. We’ll see what happens in the weeks to come with the Dons.

“They’re a little bit disappointed at the moment. Meanwhile, Celtic have just got themselves a brilliant result which will bring confidence back into Celtic Park.

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