Nikola Katic has claimed that the SPFL title would be at Ibrox if the season only consisted of Glasgow derbies!
It seems that a 2-1 win at Celtic Park at the end of December has taken on an unreal significance in Scottish football.
Celtic won at Ibrox and Hampden earlier in the season but based on that victory in the East End of Glasgow Katic has projected that result across 38 matches!
Katic, who recently underwent knee surgery, told The Sun:
In the league, Celtic have been champions for years, but we matched them very well last season before we fell away after the break. At every step, you can feel the rivalry and I feel we are at least on their level.
Those games against Celtic are a special experience, I had the good fortune to experience a victory and I will remember that for the rest of my life.
If we had played every game last season against Celtic, we would be champions. Against them, we were always playing at a high standard. In the Cup Final, we were impossibly good against Celtic, but just couldn’t score.
As everyone in the game knows, goals and not being impossibly good wins matches and trophies.
The match that Celtic lost in December was their ninth match that month. Before that defeat Neil Lennon’s side had won 11 consecutive SPFL matches.
After losing at home in the derby match Celtic responded by taking 28 points out of 30 from the next 10 matches, across the city Steven Gerrard’s side only picked up 17 points from the same number of matches with the gap at 13 points when the season ended.