My Celtic team has “surpassed” Invincibles and I want them to set a new European record,” says Ange Postecoglou
ANGE POSTECOGLOU has challenged Celtic to set a new European record of 109 points this season.
The Hoops boss is looking to win the last eight Premiership games.
And that would shatter the previous best record in the Euro-League, put together by the Invincibles under Brendan Rodgers.
Postecoglou said: “It’s a remarkable run because there have been some brilliant teams in Scottish football.
“But this team has outperformed these teams this season in terms of stats. Now there are eight games left, so we want to get 24 points and that’s our goal.”
The Celts have 85 points in the Premiership with eight games remaining, starting with Saturday’s clash with Rangers.
Victory in the Old Firm game will leave them with just THREE victories from defending the title.
Postecoglou is looking to finish on a flawless run that would make his men three better overall than Rodgers’ undefeated side with 106 points in the 2016-17 season.
That total broke Barry Town’s record for a European league.
Postecoglou adds: “The level with good, strong performances every week is just as pleasing. Credit to the group and it is the group.
“Everyone rallied against Ross County. Guys that came into the team helped.”
The Celts also face Gers in the Scottish Cup semi-finals as they seek a world record eighth domestic treble.
But Hoops winger Jota insists they are unaware of the potential to make history.
Asked about the stats for her last form, he said, “I didn’t even know the numbers. I don’t know if my teammates know that. It’s day after day and game after game.
“We always go into games to deliver good results, to win, to perform well for the fans and for the staff.
“We want to do that by the end of the season.
“We’ve had our goals since the beginning of the campaign and we know they won’t arrive one day.
“You have to lay a good foundation and we’ve been doing that since the start of the season.
“Now we know we’re reaching the end of the run so it’s time to focus.
“But sometimes people think too much about the end of the season.
“We do that from the beginning. This is the key for our team. There isn’t a moment when we go down or start thinking about other things that are irrelevant.
“We just keep doing our thing.”
But Jota, who struck from the penalty spot in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Ross County, insists they shouldn’t just forget what happened before.
He added: “No, because what you’ve done in the past matters. You build on that, it’s a base.
“But in the end I think you always have to step up your game.
“It’s like a cycle. There are always new things happening that you can learn.”
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