Trash-talking is all the rage now, it seems to me. The talking of trash anyway. Like Fashion Sakala upping the ante on his “other mob” comments with stuff that is even more poorly judged. His team are better than ours?
How does he account for the pastings we’ve handed out to them in the last 12 months, and the nine point lead at the top of the league?
Gerrard would have stopped us? Really? He did a bang-up preventing two of the Trebles, didn’t he? What nonsense is this? What childish braggadocio with nothing to back it up.
The media loves it of course. They see it as adding fuel to the fire. But Celtic does not need the extra motivation. Nobody at our club goes in for all that “pinning it up to the dressing wall” cobblers; we were already sufficiently geared towards winning and any player who actually requires that extra jolt doesn’t have the right mentality to play for Ange.
That’s not to say though that it won’t make players try that 1% harder, to push themselves that little bit further in their efforts on the day. Not for a long time has any Ibrox side so needed to be slapped back into their box. This one is way too cocky and arrogant and full of itself and the disrespect pouring out of that club can only be answered one way.
It is no longer enough to win. Ibrox must not be humbled.
That team of theirs, from that mouth that never stops running in the dugout to the one whose stupidity has dominated the headlines in the last few days has to be humiliated instead, and made to eat every single one of those foolish words of theirs.
I’d settle for a straight win … but my cup will not overflow with platitudes and joy with that alone.
I want to see us thoroughly destroy them, and I strongly suspect that many in our dressing room feel exactly the same way, and with the wherewithal to do it.