Gordon confident Celtic will not fall at final hurdle
GLASGOW: Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon insists he and his teammates won’t let the pressure of making history affect them as they focus on beating Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final today.
Celtic have secured numerous records this season as they romped to a sixth Premiership title in a row and lifted the League Cup.
Brendan Rodgers’ side could become the first Scottish side in history to go through an entire domestic campaign without losing a game on their way to winning all three major honours.
Now only Aberdeen stand in the way of Celtic securing a first domestic treble in 16 years and only the fourth clean sweep in the club’s 129-year history.
But instead of feeling the pressure, Gordon says they will rise to the challenge.
“It is good to finish the season unbeaten and you can’t be in a much better place going into a cup final,” the 34-year-old said.
Celtic celebrated the 50th anniversary of their European Cup win over Inter Milan on Thursday.
Celtic could be boosted by the return of Moussa Dembele to the squad. The French striker, who had scored 32 goals in 49 games, returned to training this week after missing out since suffering a hamstring injury in the cup semifinal victory over Rangers.
Meanwhile, Aberdeen striker Adam Rooney says he wants something tangible to show for their season and finally secure a major win over their rivals after finishing runners-up in the Premiership and losing to them in the League Cup final.
Rooney is desperate to put that right by claiming their first Scottish Cup since 1990. “That is what I want. I want to win things.”