Scott Bain expressed how important Sunday’s 3-0 Scottish Cup win against Aberdeen was for Celtic’s title ambitions and believes it has lifted the team for their upcoming fixtures.

The Hoops put in a dominant performance at Hampden Park in the semi-final outing, with goals coming from James Forrest, Odsonne Edouard and Tom Rogic.

Aberdeen ended the game with nine men after Dominic Ball and Lewis Ferguson were both shown red.

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Speaking to the club’s official website, Bain said:

When a team goes down to 10 men it can sometimes be difficult to get through that. But we’ve shown how good we are when we’re organised and how concentrated we can be. We didn’t give them an opportunity to create any chances. We moved the ball quickly, were attacking in our play and created a number of chances. It could have been five or six in the end.

Celtic are now 11 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table, and with a place in the Scottish Cup final, the players have set their sights on bringing both titles home for the third season in a row.

Bain insists that although the result over Aberdeen has boosted the squad’s morale, it is important that they remain focused to claim the title as quickly as possible so that they can turn their attention towards the cup final.

He said:

We can’t celebrate too much, though. We want to enjoy this moment but the focus now goes to wrapping up the league and after that we can focus on the cup final.

We never let ourselves get too far ahead. If you start dreaming and thinking of the future, then you forget about what’s in front of you and what you need to do. The boys have shown over the last three years that the focus is unmatched. The way they go into games is better than anyone else, especially in terms of concentration.

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Right now we’re looking to get this league wrapped up as quickly as possible and then from there we can start dreaming.

After winning the Scottish League Cup in 2018, the Hoops’ hopes for yet another treble will be at the back of their minds as they go on to play the remaining five games in the top flight, and the Scottish Cup final against Hearts on the May 25.

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