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19th Jun, 2018 | 10:06am

'No excuses' - Brown demands Celtic improvement on last season despite treble win

Celtic captain Scott Brown has admitted that the Hoops didn’t play to the best of their abilities last season despite winning the treble for the second season in a row.

The Hoops dropped a lot of points in the league and Brown, a Hoops mainstay last season with 56 appearances, has demanded that the Scottish champions play better football next season.

Brown hopes that the installing of a new pitch at Celtic Park will improve the Bhoys performances.

“We dropped a lot of sloppy points, especially at home in front of the fans. We have a new pitch and there are no excuses. The pitch will be fantastic all season and we can play proper football on it” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

Football Insider verdict

Scott Brown is a man who is always striving for improvement, which is why he wasn’t impressed with many of his team’s performances last season. The Hoops seemed to coast along for much of the season, only picking themselves up for big games against the likes of Rangers and Aberdeen. That did work oddly, as the Bhoys did win the treble once more, but the football wasn’t on par with the performances in Brendan Rodgers’ first season with the Hoops. With Steven Gerrard installed at Rangers, and Aberdeen keeping continuity with last season, there could be a bigger challenge for the Hoops next season than the one faced last season. To that end, Brown is correct about the dropping of silly points, the Bhoys can do better than that, and it wouldn’t be surprising if their league performances showed a marked improvement compared to last season, Brown and Rodgers will be expecting nothing less.

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