Celtic’s double treble will “stand the test of time”, says goalkeeper Craig Gordon.
A 2-1 win over Motherwell at Hampden on Saturday in the William Hill Scottish Cup final made it another domestic treble for Celtic under Brendan Rodgers.
Under the Northern Irishman, the Hoops have now won all six domestic titles on offer in his two years at the club to make for an historic double treble – and their latest Ladbrokes Premiership title was a seventh in a row – and although they are favourites for every trophy at the start of the season, Gordon says their achievements should not be underestimated.
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“We’re very happy and delighted with the achievement to back up last year’s invincible treble with another treble,” the 35-year-old told Press Association Sport. “You can’t even imagine how difficult a thing that is to do.
“For this group of players now to manage that and do it in some style, it is a fantastic achievement and one that will really stand the test of time.”
The arrival of Rodgers has been the driving force behind Celtic’s dominance in the past two campaigns, and with the former Liverpool boss set to stay at Parkhead after being linked with a move down south this summer, and the Scotland number one says the consistency he has brought to Glasgow has been the secret behind their success.
He said: “The consistency levels we have shown in the cup and the league over the past two seasons has been tremendous and we have to try and keep that going to achieve more great things with this team.”
He added: “We just try and win football matches, and by doing that we give ourselves the opportunity to make history.
“I think he’s the only manager to have two trebles at Celtic, so his name is in the history books as well as all the players that have played under him and it’s there for everyone to see in years time.
“It has not sunk in just yet the feat of what we have actually achieved, but it feels good at the moment.”
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