Celtic captain Scott Brown has admitted that the team didn’t do themselves justice in the 1-0 defeat to Aberdeen which ended their league season.

The Hoops never got going in the game and Aberdeen were worthy of the win which saw them clinch second place in the Scottish Premiership table.

The loss did put a slight dampener on the Hoops’s Scottish Premiership trophy winning celebrations after the game, and Brown has vowed to put things right when the Bhoys face Motherwell in the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday.

“We let ourselves down a little bit today but at the end of the day we’d already won the title,” Brown said, as quoted by BBC Sport.

“It was always going to be hard to do the exact same as we did last season, but we keep winning trophies and we have one more we need to do. We need to make sure we win it.

“We’ve played 60 games so far this season and we keep pushing at this level.

“Those big games and big occasions, we need to make sure we turn up and we have done in the past.”

Brown, who has been a Hoops mainstay with 55 appearances this season, and his team-mates won’t have much of a break in the summer as they return to competitive action in July when they began the Champions League group stage qualification process.

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Brown is well aware that if he and his Hoops team-mates turn up for the Scottish Cup Final there should only be one winner, which has been the problem for the Bhoys this season, as too many times they have only played well in the big games, and been quite poor against some of the smaller sides. That is shown in the number of matches the Hoops dropped points in this season, 14 games as compared to only four this season. You would have to imagine that Brown and Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers will spend the run-up to the cup final drilling into the players the need to show up on cup final day, as Motherwell are the kind of team who are more than capable of taking advantage if the Hoops aren’t at their very best on the day, and Brown, who has had a superb season, being named as player of the year, will make sure that the Hoops aren’t complacent.

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