Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart is hoping for more cup success in the Green and White Hoops after having a taste of domestic trophies during his spell with former club Manchester City, which kick-started their success.
Hart and many of his Celtic teammates head into their first Scottish Cup semi-final for the club since their arrival in either the summer or January transfer window. But the Hoops shot-stopper has previous cup semi-final success.
That victory for the Etihad side really kick-started the success for City, and Hart will be hoping to enjoy more of that heading to Hampden this Sunday as he continues to send the message of the importance of one game at a time during this period of the campaign.
“I remember that 2011 semi-final well as it was a real turning point for us as a group,” he said, as quoted by Sun Sport.
“It was a huge moment in the new era at Manchester City.
“We were known for having a lot of money and all the rest, but that doesn’t guarantee anything.
“We went toe to toe with United at Wembley in an FA Cup semi-final, with a 50-50 split of fans.
“To win that game and go on to win the cup, that’s when it all started. Every moment is unique.
“That win was a long time ago, and it started another story.
“Right now at Celtic, we are doing our own thing. Our focus is on just stamping our style on every game we play.
“Ultimately, we want to win as many games as possible in all competitions.
“Sunday is our biggest game. Last week St Johnstone was our biggest game. Next week it will be Ross County. Why would we look at any game differently?
“As players and as a group, the next game is always the biggest. That isn’t going to change now we are getting towards the end of the season.”
Going into Sunday’s game, Hart is likely to once again be a key figure amongst the Celtic squad, given his experience in high profile games.
The Celtic goalkeeper has had an excellent first season between the sticks under Ange Postecoglou and will be hoping to round the season off in the best way possible by securing another treble for the Hoops.
Hopefully, the squad can put in another good display this weekend, which could play a huge part in boosting the confidence for the final few games of the campaign.