While a lot of Celtic fans will feel this season has not been as good at others, there has been some diamonds unearthed in the Celtic squad. Ryan Christie, Kris Ajer and Scott Bain will finish this season as dead certs to start in any Celtic team once fit.
Bain has only come to the fore since January, since then he has made the keeper’s jersey at Celtic Park his own. The more games he has played the more confidence he has become both on and off the park. His latest interview shows how much the player has matured and become a real leader in the Celtic dressing room.
Speaking with the Scotsman, Bain brings a sense of perspective and context for any Celtic fan needing it after last week’s no show from the Bhoys.
“I know perspectives get blurred here when you lose an Old Firm game but this is a team which has won eight trophies in a row,” said Bain. “The main thing for us is to enjoy the day and then we can prepare properly for the Scottish Cup final. There’s obviously been a backlash from the last manager [Brendan Rodgers] leaving, but that’s something else for years to come.
“When people look back, they’ll say that achievement is really unmatched. The boys have one more step to create history again.
“You know how it is. A lot of people live in the moment. At the moment, Celtic fans know nothing but success. I’m sure there will be times in the future when it isn’t going to be as rosy and it’ll take those days to really appreciate what the team has done here.
“You’ve got a team celebrating winning a game against you like they’d won the league, which speaks volumes for our team.
“It’s all about perspective; we’d already won the league [and the Betfred Cup] and we’re going into the Scottish Cup final.
“We weren’t great on the day and they deserved to win. They also have the right to celebrate with their fans. But it speaks volumes for us that a team which used to celebrate winning trophies is now celebrating winning matches against us.
Bain and his team-mates have one more game to win next weekend in the Scottish Cup final to write their names into the record books for another season. The Bhoys are chasing down their third treble in three seasons.
In the last three seasons, Celtic fans have celebrated been invincibles, double treble winners and eight in a row champion, a Treble Treble was unimaginable when Ronny Deila moved on.