Tony Cascarino comments on Celtic achievement

A general view inside the stadium during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Celtic FC and Bayern Muenchen at Celtic Park on October 31, 2017 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic have gone 63 games unbeaten in Scotland.

Sep 1991:  Portrait of Tony Cascarino of Aston Villa during a photocall at Villa Park in Birmingham, England. \ Mandatory Credit: Dan  Smith

Former Chelsea and Aston Villa striker Tony Cascarino has played down Celtic’s achievement in Scotland, as quoted by The Daily Record.

Celtic have gone 63 domestic matches in Scotland unbeaten, a new British record.

The Glasgow giants have also progressed to the group stage of the Champions League for two seasons in a row.

Brendan Rodgers’s side are playing the best football in Scotland and also have the strongest team in the Scottish Premiership.

Former Celtic striker Cascarino, who now works as a pundit for talkSPORT, has played down the Hoops' achievement of going 63 domestic matches without defeat.

Manager of Celtic Brendan Rodgers looks on during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final at Hampden Park on October 21, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Daily Record quotes Cascarino as saying: "Domestically they’re so far ahead, miles ahead. But they’ve lost to Astana, who are from Kazakhstan.

"They’ve been bashed up 5-0 by PSG. OK, PSG are capable of beating any team. They’ve been beaten home and away by Bayern Munich. They’ve drawn with Rosenborg in the qualifiers.

"So it’s clear they are on a completely different level from everyone domestically but are still not a great side.

"Just look at the points total last year. It’s just so ridiculous that we can’t give Celtic too much credit.

"To justify this great run they’ve been on – well, who have they actually beaten? Beating Ross County and St Johnstone when this team’s miles ahead – it just feels this means nothing."

Celtic's head coach Brendan Rodgers talks during a press conference in Brussels on September 26, 2017 on the eve of the Champions League group B) football match against RSC Anderlecht.

The Scottish Premiership is not a very competitive domestic league, and Celtic have found it too easy at times.

However, it takes something special for any team to remain unbeaten in over 60 domestic matches, and the Hoops are indeed a special team.

The fact that the Celtic Park outfit have progressed to the group stage of the Champions League for two seasons in a row underlines the quality in the current Celtic team.

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