Not much to talk about this morning other than poor old Celtic got battered 3-0 last night in their first of two matches against Juventus. According to reports, our chief scout was there watching Victor Wanyama again.
Celtic now need a miracle to go through to the next round.
Talking of which, with Mike Dean reportedly in charge of our fixture against Blackburn on Saturday, we might need one too.
When exactly did we last win a match with him in charge of the whistle?
Here we go again with the off field ‘stuff’ and as is so often the case, Walcott is the one to voice his opinion after the weekend’s victory:
It was an important win. The three points have us on a high and we’ve got a nice week now without any midweek game.
A lot of players are back from international duty and need a bit of a break. Some may be rested for the FA Cup game, but that’s just as important as we want to go far in that competition. If we lost [at Sunderland], we would have been dwelling on it for so long, so I’m glad we didn’t.
We’re very confident of finishing in the top four. We can battle through any sort of situation. The teams around us are winning as well, but we’ve just got to make sure we look after ourselves and try to win as often as we can.
We’ll see where we are at the end of the season but we’ve got to show the belief we did at Sunderland. I felt there were a lot of winners in that dressing room and the boys were fantastic.
Nice words Theo but as we all keep saying, let’s not get carried away, take each game as it comes and keep quiet off of the pitch. Let other clubs do the talking, we just need to keep on winning.
But of course he is right about having a lot of winners in the dressing room, it really was a team effort which secured those three points. A loss or even a draw would have knocked the confidence the players did have and as we all have said, a victory in such a fashion really does more for players than a easy 5-0.
So as we are gathering confidence, those very noisy neighbours are starting to get a bit twitchy and without Arry as well!
Well that’s according to their keeper Lloris. He reckons last seasons collapse is playing on the minds of the players:
For the minute, the season has been promising, but the hardest part is yet to come because there are still a number of key matches to be played and we’ll have to be ready for that.
For the moment, we’re well-placed, though we’re not beyond a possible charge by Arsenal.
Last season we were ten points behind them but managed to claw our way back and overtake them in the end and finish third.
This season, the deficit is much less, just four points separate us, in fact just nine points are between us and Man City in second place.
There’s a lot to play for yet this campaign, we may not end it with a trophy, but we could sure as heck end it with a lot of pride!
That’s it for another day, have a good one all……