Celtic media round-up: Bhoys star makes ambitious statement about chances of success

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Gordon on treble chances

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon insists that the team believe that they can win the treble this season, even if it will be difficult.

The Bhoys are still in the running for major honours in all three of Scotland's domestic competitions and Gordon doesn't want to let the opportunity pass them by.

"We want to win every game, no question about that," he said to Celtic's site. "We would like to do the treble but we know how difficult it is going to be.

“History suggests it’s a very difficult thing to do and there’s a very busy fixture list between now and the end of the season, but we’ve given ourselves the opportunity.

“We’re still in there and we’re still talking about it in March but we have a good chance. It’s still a very difficult thing to achieve but we will be doing our best to win it.”

Deila on Bitton

Celtic manager Ronny Deila says that Nir Bitton wasn't putting in enough effort at the start of the season.

The Israel international has improved considerably as the campaign has progressed, but Deila has revealed that he has had to encourage him to work harder.

"There were two things that I said to him at the very beginning - you have to be 100 per cent prepared for training every day and 100 per cent prepared for matches," he said to the Scottish Evening Times.

"He was not giving 100 per cent every day. He was not fit enough and he was not prepared enough in games and in training."

Stokes on the difference to before

Celtic are more direct now than they were at the start of the season, according to Anthony Stokes.

The forward feels that they were very patient in their approach at the beginning of the campaign, but they are now showing more desire to get the ball forward quickly.

"The way we are playing is probably tactically a bit different from before," he explained to the Scottish Evening Times.

"There aren't many spells when we keep possession for maybe 20, 30 passes. It's always - get the ball, be direct, swarm them, break quickly."

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