Gary Mackay-Steven suggests Scottish Cup exit has made no negative impact on Celtic players

Gary Mackay-Steven says that Celtic need to move on from the Scottish Cup exit and focus on the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic winger Gary Mackay-Steven has told the club’s official Twitter page that he and his teammates are upbeat despite the defeat to Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Scottish Cup on Sunday.

The Bhoys were favourites to win the semi-final tie at Hampden Park in Glasgow, but they went down 3-2 to their Scottish Premiership rivals after extra time.

The defeat means that Celtic have no chance of winning the treble, and having claimed the Scottish League Cup already this season, the Hoops will now concentrate on clinching the Premiership title.

Mackay-Steven insists that despite the setback at the weekend, the Celtic players are confident of a successful season.

“There’s a great spirit among the boys and the staff so we keep positive and look to the next game and what’s in our hands,” the 24-year-old told Celtic’s official Twitter page.

“If we train right and keep the mood going, then there’s no reason why we can’t carry on our good form.”

Mackay-Steven, who moved to Celtic from Dundee United in the January transfer window, seems to suggest that the defeat has had no negative effect on the players.

While one can understand the disappointment of the players, it is best for the team to move on, which is exactly what they are doing.

The main prize in Scotland is the Premiership title, and the way things are going at the moment, they should win it with ease.

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