By Laura O’Leary
Ross County manager Owen Coyle labelled Celtic’s undefeated record as “truly remarkable” ahead of his side playing them on Saturday.
In an interview with Jim White on talkSPORT (Friday 12:37), the Ross County manager spoke of the difficulties of facing Celtic and defended their record from those who dismiss it.
“To go that amount of games unbeaten whoever you are is truly remarkable achievement,” Coyle admitted before adding, “Brendan and his players deserve enormous credit for that.”
Celtic broke a 100-year-record in their last game, when they defeated St Johnstone 4-0 to extended their unbeaten domestic run to 63 games.
However, there have been many, including pundit Tony Cascarino who comments Coyle was directly responding to, that undermine the achievement.
Cascarino has made bold statements such as; the record is worthless because Rangers are weak and that it’s like Manchester City winning League One.
Coyle went on to explain why the likes of Cascarino are wrong not to praise Celtic, referring to the fact that the “players might not play well” or you could have a couple of “bad decisions” cost you or even the opposition goalkeeper could put in a “worldie” performance.
The 51-year-old Scottish manager now faces the difficult task of trying to end Celtic’s record on Saturday.
Ross County go into the clash in mixed form, having won two, lost two and drawn one out of their last five games.
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