Pressure on Celtic not Rangers for Old Firm clash, says Charlie Adam

The two sides meet in the Scottish Cup semi final this weekend.

The pressure is firmly on Celtic, not Rangers, in this weekend’s Old Firm Clash, Charlie Adam has told Sky Sports.

The Scottish giants meet at Hampden Park on Sunday as they contest a Scottish cup semi final.

It will be the second time they have met this season, with Ronny Deila’s side having triumphed two nil in the Scottish League Cup semi final back in February.

Rangers are keen to continue their current positive mood with a win over their rivals, having secured their return to the top flight and won the Petrofac Training Cup recently.

And former Gers man Adam says the pressure is firmly upon Celtic, not his old team when the two sides meet. 

“The pressure is on Celtic,” he told Sky Sports.

“It’ll be one the Rangers players will enjoy and they’ll be able to enjoy it more because they’ll have more of a chance of winning the game because they’ve got good players.”

“I think it’s 50/50, and all of the pressure is on Celtic. It’s amazing to be a part of it and the atmosphere is incredible.”

Adam certainly has a point about the pressure being on Celtic in this game, given they are the bigger side, in terms of league position anyway.

Aside from that, the focus is also firmly upon Ronny Deila, who has been under intense speculation once again this season.

For Rangers, arguably their focus must be on ascertaining how much ground they have to make up on their rivals ahead of their return to the top flight next year.

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