Michael Stewart unsure if Celtic will win a fourth treble in a row

John Reid October 27, 2020
Michael Stewart unsure if Celtic will win a fourth treble in a row
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Michael Stewart is unsure if Celtic can win a remarkable fourth domestic treble in a row, BBC Scotland reports.

Stewart, who is also a pundit on Celtic TV, feels that the current Hoops side look ‘fragile’, ahead of Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen at Hampden.

A win for Celtic against Aberdeen would see them only 90 minutes away from an incredible fourth domestic treble in a row. However, Stewart has doubts that it will happen.

“The shakiest it’s felt”

“People can’t forget Celtic are still two games away from a quadruple treble, which would be unbelievable. It’s so strange because it’s last season’s competition sandwiched in the current campaign, but, given current form, you have to say this is the shakiest it’s felt. The way Celtic are at the moment, they are fragile. Aberdeen will be going into that game thinking they’ve got a real chance” Stewart said, as quoted by the BBC Sport website.

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As Stewart says, the game has been postponed for six months due to the Covid-19 outbreak, and it is last season’s Scottish Cup. However, Celtic’s patchy form means it is a huge game for Neil Lennon.

Celtic played Aberdeen on Sunday in the league, and looked poor at times in a roller-coaster 3-3 draw. The attacking side of the team looked exceptional, but the defending at times was dreadful.

Three games in a row without a win

The draw meant that Celtic are now three games in a row without a win. A situation which rarely happens at Celtic Park.

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What would give Celtic a real chance of making the cup final and winning a fourth domestic treble in a row would be if some of the players out of the team recently came back.

Ryan Christie came back from self-isolating recently which is a boost. The return of Odsonne Edouard and Nir Bitton would be an even bigger boost.

Those players have recovered from Covid-19 and are back in training. Maybe they could be on the bench at Hampden Park. That would be a real shot in the arm for Neil Lennon’s side.

If Neil Lennon and Celtic can get their act together, they should be favourites to defeat Aberdeen and reach the cup final. That put Celtic only 90 minutes away from creating more football history. No team has ever won four domestic trebles in a row. At the moment though, you can understand why Michael Stewart is unsure if Celtic can make it to four Scottish Cup Finals in a row.

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John Reid is an experienced journalist, specialising in Scottish football for a number of years.