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Gordon confident Celtic won’t fall short in final

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon insists he and his team-mates won’t let the pressure of making history affect them as they focus on beating Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday.

Celtic have secured numerous records this season as they romped to a sixth Premiership title in a row and lifted the League Cup. Brendan Rodgers’ side could become the first Scottish side in history to go through an entire domestic campaign without losing a game on their way to winning all three major honours.

Now only Aberdeen stand in the way of Celtic securing a first domestic treble in 16 years and only the fourth clean sweep in the club’s 129-year history. But instead of feeling the pressure, Gordon says they will rise to the challenge.

“It is good to finish the season unbeaten and you can’t be in a much better place going into a cup final,” the 34-year-old said. “It is a great opportunity to go in and make history, to be one of the best teams that have ever played for this club and to achieve something like that.

If we can do it we will always be remembered and to be part of that would be very special,” he added. He went on: “You don’t get many occasions during your career to get something like that on your CV so we are looking forward to it.

But we can’t get carried away with everything. We know the importance of the game, what is on the line and at stake.” CeltAnd Jim Craig, who helped secured Celtic’s first ever treble in 1967 as part of that famous Lisbon Lions side, knows how tough his former side’s task will be.

“It’s a difficult thing to do. By the time it gets to the end of the season other teams are trying to knock you off your stride because they don’t want you to get a treble,” Craig said. -AFP

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