Celtic coach John Kennedy has lauded the Hoops players who created history and won the first ever back-to-back domestic trebles ever in Scottish football.
The Hoops completed the incredible feat with a 2-0 Scottish Cup Final victory over Motherwell, and Kennedy was quick to pay tribute to the consistency showed by the men in the green and white hoops.
“The consistency is down to the mindset of the players” he said, as quoted by the Hoops’ official website.
“The characters that we’ve got in the team are special. They’re relentless and it’s not just every game they go and play. It’s like that in training too.”
Kennedy and the rest of the Hoops staff are on a brief break before the Hoops return to pre-season training in June, ahead of the Champions League qualifiers which begin in July.
Football Insider verdict
It does seem like this season’s domestic treble won by the Hoops has been downplayed in some quarters. The main reason being, that the football wan’t as good as last season’s domestic treble. Whilst it is not hard to dispute that some performances could have been better, the Hoops always won when it mattered. As Kennedy says, the consistency shown by the players has been quite remarkable. To be unbeaten in domestic cup competitions for two years – when you consider how dangerous cup ties can be – is really quite extraordinary. The players will go down in history even if all the performances haven’t been utterly brilliant. The record books will show another treble in the books – only the fifth in the Hoops’ long and storied history – and that is the most important thing. But there isn’t long to celebrate, as the Hoops are back in training next month, which will delight these relentless players.
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