The injuries Celtic have had to endure this season have been horrendous, but every cloud has its silver lining. It is quite possible that if Celtic had not been cursed with injuries the likes of Ryan Christie, Mikey Johnson, Timo Weah, Johnny Hayes and Oli Burke would not have got as much game time.
Scott Bain became Celtic’s No.1 after Craig Gordon’s football skills at Ibrox. Bain, has grabbed his chance with both hands and anything else that has come near his goal, that is why he has such an impressive clean sheet record. The player is also becoming more vocal on and off the field as he grows in confidence with each passing week. The player has just finished singing the praises of his teammates and their performance yesterday against Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
Speaking with Celtic TV the player gave some in-depth insight into the Celtic dressing room.
“When a team goes down to 10 men it can sometimes be difficult to get through that,” said the Celtic keeper. “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.
“We were disappointed with the Livingston game last week because we created so many chances, but the main concern would be if we weren’t creating any chances. On Sunday, we created eight or nine great opportunities to score and the lads took their chances well.”
“Being at a club like this, with these types of players, you’re buzzing after a result like this and then when we get off the pitch it’s a case of, we go again,” Bain 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.
“Right now we’re looking to get this league wrapped up as quickly as possible and then from there we can start dreaming.”