Virgil van Dijk comments on Celtic’s unbeaten run

A general view during the UEFA Champions League Play-off First leg match between Celtic and Hapoel Beer-Sheva at Celtic Park on August 17, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic have not lost in 63 domestic matches in Scotland, and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is impressed.

Virgil van Dijk of Southampton celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's Stadium on December 28, 2016...

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has told STV that Celtic's 63-game unbeaten run is amazing.

Celtic recently created a new record by going 63 domestic matches unbeaten in Scotland.

The Hoops actually broke their own 100-year-old British record by going 63 domestic matches without losing.

The Scottish Premiership is not a glamorous domestic league, and Celtic are head and shoulders above the other teams.

Virgil van Dijk of Southampton gesutres during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Southampton at Selhurst Park on September 16, 2017 in London, England.

While many fans of the Premier League will dismiss Brendan Rodgers’s side’s achievement, Van Dijk believes that it is amazing.

"It's amazing,” Van Dijk told STV. "I don't think people really understand how big an achievement it is. They should get all the credit for it because it's not something that happens a lot.

“I'm very happy for the club and the fans and also for the players, of course. It doesn't matter if it's Scotland [or anywhere else], it's a big achievement.”

Belarus' forward Nikolai Signevich and The Netherlands' Virgil Van Dijk vie for the ball during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Belarus and the Netherlands in...

The 26-year-old Netherlands international centre-back is a former Celtic player, and he would know that it is not easy to win matches in the Scottish Premiership.

True, it is not as competitive as some other domestic football leagues, but the players still have to be at their best.

Van Dijk joined Celtic from Groningen in 2013 and played for the Hoops until 2015 before moving to Premier League side Southampton for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £13 million.

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