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Izaguirre admits he's struggling to cope after Scottish Cup heartbreak

Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre admits it's hard without a Scottish Cup final and treble to look forward to.

Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre has explained to the Glasgow Evening Times that he finds it hard without a Scottish Cup final to look forward to.

The Honduran is focused on ensuring Celtic secure a domestic treble for next season, but his disappointment is obvious with the negative feeling of losing to Inverness last weekend still very evident in the experienced star.

“We'll try our best to win the league and next season we'll try and win the treble. Now it's finished, everything is finished,” he said.

“To not have a Scottish Cup final to look forward to is so hard. We want to win the treble but now it's over. It's all about winning the league now.”

The player’s comments suggest the big challenge which is now facing the club’s manager Ronny Deila, who will share the heartbreak and frustration.

Deila needs to work hard to make sure that his players don’t let their heads drop for the rest of the season.

The club have built a solid lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table and the boss will not want his team to allow that lead to disintegrate over the rest of the season.

If it does then the mental impact heading into the summer will be massive and would leave Deila with plenty of questions to answer from the club’s fans and officials.

For Deila and the squad, it’s all about lessons and learning from previous mistakes as they move forward to put themselves in a better position the next time they’re in with a shout of doing the treble.

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