Celtic player confirms plans for Old Firm after dismal showing v Hibernian
Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer has revealed that he and his Hoops team-mates plan to make up for their poor performance against Hibernian by clinching the league title against bitter rivals Rangers.
The Bhoys had the chance to win their seventh title in a row against Hibernian but never got going in the game and were deservedly beaten 2-1 by Neil Lennon’s side.
Now with the chance to win the title for the first-time since 1979 against their Old Firm foes, the 19-year-old has vowed that there will not be a repeat of the Hibernian performance at Celtic Park on Sunday.
“We didn’t perform at our best against Hibs, but hopefully we can do that next weekend” Ajer said, as quoted by the Herald.
“We respect all the teams in this league and Rangers will make it tough for us next weekend as well. We know we have to play at our best and we plan to do that.”
The Hoops will be huge favourites going into the game, having defeated their arch-rivals twice in the last two months.
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Football Insider verdict
Celtic’s sluggish performance against Hibernian was a mystery, as the team certainly didn’t play like a side who could have clinched the league title with a victory. The team just did not look up for the fight and there can be no complaints about Hibernian’s victory. Ajer is correct to want to make amends to the fans after the loss at Easter Road, and there would be no better way to do this than clinching the title against the Bhoys’ biggest rivals. The Hoops will need to play far better than they did at Easter Road against Graeme Murty’s side, but if they do then it should be a day of celebration in the East End of Glasgow.
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