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11/04/2019 - 13:14 BST

This Is Overlooked – Celtic Star On Key Aspect of Aberdeen Clash


Celtic star Ryan Christie has explained what he feels the Bhoys must do to trump Aberdeen at Hampden Park on Sunday in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

Neil Lennon’s men will be eyeing taking another hugely significant step towards winning a treble treble on Sunday, when they lock horns with Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park.

The Bhoys have almost wrapped up the Scottish Premiership title with a massive 11-point lead at the top of the table over bitter rivals Rangers and will now shift their focus to the cup competition.

Celtic secured a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in the final of the Scottish League Cup in December to lift their first trophy of the season and will be aiming for more of the same to move one step closer to another cup success.

And ahead of the showdown between the two clubs, Christie has explained what he feels Celtic must do to trump Aberdeen at Hampden Park on Sunday.

The midfielder, who scored the winner against the Dons in the Scottish League Cup final earlier this season, insisted Celtic must try and adapt to what their opponents do on the pitch to gain the upper hand in the tie.  

Christie admitted sometimes teams have to rely on more than just pre-game tactics to nullify their opponents and stressed Celtic must focus on adapting their game according to the demands.

“You do your planning and tactics as much as you can in the lead-up to the game, but sometimes you’ve just got to feel it out during the first 5-10 minutes and adapt your game as you go”, Christie told Celtic View.

“That’s something which is maybe overlooked from the outside, we need to be able to do that ourselves.

“The gaffer obviously helps that process from the touchline, but we also need to have that feel on the park, and change our tactics or structure or both to overcome whatever the opposition is doing.”

Celtic will face either Hearts or Inverness in the final of the Scottish Cup next month, if they beat Aberdeen on Sunday.