Robertson: This Rangers achievement is more remarkable than anything Celtic will do
By Amir Mir
David Robertson believes Rangers’ domestic treble winning side of 1992-93 is “more remarkable” than anything Celtic will achieve.
Former Gers left-back Robertson was part of a team that went unbeaten for 44 matches at home and abroad.
They reached the semi-final of the European Cup during that campaign, with Robertson playing his part in their success.
Brendan Rodgers Celtic are on course to win a domestic treble as well as going unbeaten in Scotland this term.
But Robertson has explained why Celtic’s current feat does not match up to the one he was involved in 24 years ago.
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“If Celtic go undefeated in the league this season it’s pretty special but our achievement is far better,” said Robertson, as quoted by the Daily Record. “I’m biased but what we did that season was more remarkable than anything Celtic might do this time.
“Our run included games in Europe as well as domestic football – and we became the first British club that season to qualify for the Champions League.
“It was at a time when the three foreigner ruling was in place, so our achievements were almost exclusively with Scottish players.
“I still can’t believe how much we achieved with such a small group. Unlike today, we didn’t have the luxury of squad rotation.”
The Bhoys did compete in the Champions League during this campaign, but they were knocked out of the group stages after finishing rock-bottom in their table.
During their European tour, they were thumped 7-0 at Barcelona and suffered a 2-0 home loss against German outfit Borussia Mönchengladbach.
They managed to pick up three draws during their CL matches, twice against Manchester City and the other against Gladbach in Germany.
Nonetheless, despite those difficulties, they sailed through the domestic season, winning the Scottish League Cup and securing the championship by April.
Rodgers team can add to that trophy tally if they can get past their Old Firm rivals at the weekend, with a place in the Scottish Cup final up for grabs.
The winner of that encounter will take on either Aberdeen or Neil Lennon’s Hibernian in the final.
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