Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths revealed to the Glasgow Evening Times the teams he feels will push his club all the way in the title race next season.
The Bhoys wrapped up the Scottish Premiership title with a little room to spare in Ronny Deila’s first season on charge, but the forward feels the club is going to be put under real pressure at the start of the next campaign.
“We have won the league the last four years and we are looking to do the same next year,” he said.
“There will be stern tests from Aberdeen, Dundee United, Inverness, but it is all about what we do and if we go out and play to our maximum we will win the league.”
All three of the clubs Griffiths mentions gave Celtic difficult tests at various points last season.
Aberdeen were hot on the heels of the team for most of the campaign, but weren’t able to get the better of Deila’s superior players.
Dundee United and Inverness both ruffled the feathers of Celtic, with United getting stuck in during a period where they played Celtic several times in close succession while Inverness put the Bhoys out of the Scottish Cup.
What bodes well in all three instances, other than the cup exit, is that Celtic prevailed and got the better of their direct rivals.
Deila will not allow complacency to creep into the performance of his players and when all of the columns in the table are reset next month, it’s time to work hard all over again.