Scott Brown: What Celtic showed by defeating Aberdeen

Brown believes that Celtic proved how good they are by defeating Aberdeen.

Speaking to the official Celtic website, Scott Brown admitted that the Bhoys put out a strong squad to defeat Aberdeen, despite already having been crowned champions of Scotland.

The Celtic captain said: “We said before the game that we wouldn’t take our foot off the accelerator. Aberdeen have been our closest rivals so we wanted to show them respect as well. We wanted to put our strongest team out and show how good we are. I think we managed to do that.”

It was Aberdeen who gave Celtic their biggest scares in the title race this season, but Brown netted the only goal of the game to secure victory over their title rivals in a celebratory match.

The Bhoys headed to Pittodrie already crowned champions, but they put in a performance that would not look out of place in a title run-in - rather than an end of season nothing game.

The goal especially showed a desire from the entire team to keep winning, with Brown’s run from his own box to the opposition’s box showing a player driving his team to success, having started and ended the goalscoring move.

There was no need to claim a victory, with the title already in the bag, but the result certainly proves that Ronny Deila has certainly brought a new look mentality to the Bhoys squad to win at all costs.

This mentality is set on top of a strong footballing philosophy, with a desire to play attractive, attacking football, and Deila’s influence to get the best out of his players at all times should stand the club in good stead, as they plan a return to the Champions League next season.

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