Gordon explains where he feels Celtic can gain an advantage this weekend

Craig Gordon Scotland

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon is confident the side can use nerves to their advantage this weekend.

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has explained in the Glasgow Evening Times how he feels the Bhoys can get an edge in the League Cup final against Dundee United this weekend.

Celtic have plenty of quality and talent all over their team, but Gordon feels there will still be a few nerves lingering in the side as they try to win a first trophy for manager Ronny Deila.

“A bit of nerves is always a good thing, especially going into a big game. It can focus the mind a bit more,” said Gordon.

“I don't think there is anything wrong with that. Certainly, used the right way, nerves can give your performance a bit of an edge. So, we if we can use this positively, then why not.”

There are some very experienced players in Celtic’s team who have experienced high pressure and tense situations throughout their careers.

The risk with nerves is that they can cause players to tense up and make poor decisions in a big game, but the Bhoys should be confident that won’t be a problem.

Deila will stress the fact that his side are favourites and have been a better team compared to Dundee United over the course of a long season.

Celtic have the better quality in the man for man battles all over the pitch and that should tell over the course of the game.

It’s also down to those experienced players, like Gordon and captain Scott Brown among others, to be the leaders on the pitch and to try and calm everyone down, to ease the nerves and to encourage the side to play their game, which should be too much for the Tangerines to deal with.

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