Celtic’s Dedryck Boyata has said it “doesn’t look good” when you have to play the same opponent multiple times in a row.
In an interview with the Scottish Sun, the Hoops defender spoke candidly on the fact his team was set to play Motherwell on Wednesday after playing them on Sunday.
“It is crazy. I would say it is crazy, but we have to do it,” Boyata said.
“I am not going to complain or whatever. When I was at Anderlecht, a Belgian journalist was telling me he wanted to come over and said ‘Is it crazy you have three matches in a row against the same team?’. I said ‘What? No way’. But that is how it is. It doesn’t look good.
“You want to see other faces, you know.”
Boyata featured in Celtic’s 2-0 win over Motherwell in the Scottish League Cup on Sunday, and is expected to start Wednesday’s league game.
The Bhoys will then face Motherwell for a third time on Saturday, hosting them at Celtic Park in the league.
The original fixture list did not have Celtic and Motherwell playing their league games back to back, but the league match at Fir Park was rearranged at the start of October due to both side’s involvement in the Scottish League Cup.
Motherwell will be out for revenge on Wednesday after losing the Scottish League Cup final on Sunday, as well as aiming to end Celtic’s unbeaten streak.
The Hoops go into Wednesday’s game on a 65 game British record unbeaten domestic run.
The Bhoys also go into this game, having 11 more points than Motherwell, and sitting atop of the Scottish Premier League three points clear of second place Aberdeen.
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