MJALL TO PLAY FOR
JOHAN MJALLBY wants to really rub salt into the wounds of crisis club Rangers – by winning the SPL title by as many points as possible.
The Celtic assistant-manager insists that finishing miles ahead of their bitter Glasgow rivals will make lifting the silverware extra special.
Especially after the Hoops have had to watch the Light Blues celebrate success for the last three seasons.
Manager Neil Lennon has said in the past that he would settle for taking the title on goal difference. But Mjallby is having none of it.
The former Parkhead defender said: “It’s quite important for us to win by a margin more than 10 points.
“And right now we also have a target – to pick up 15 points out of the last 18 and finish on 93 points, because that way no-one could accuse us of not improving the team.”
Celtic fans remember last season’s capitulation, where a poor end to the season saw Gers pinch the title despite the Hoops finishing on 92 points. So bettering that has become a key aim. Mjallby added: “It would be great if we could achieve that total and it would be a great season after that.
“Obviously, we did not really get all we wanted in Europe.
“But I still think it was a good campaign for us and it was good mentally for the guys to get a break with a different type of football.
“I think we picked up confidence from that.
“Sure, you can say we lost the League Cup, but the league has always been the main target.”