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BARRY FERGUSON is questioning the Celtic players bottle for the title race after the bhoys lost 2-1 AET on Sunday at Hampden.

I can see why Barry wants to believe this, he wants to see the Ibrox side somehow come out victorious. Is it wishful thinking on his part? Absolutely.

Hyperbole is something you see after any derby win or loss. We have indulged in it when Celtic have beat their rivals. You feel on top of the world and invincible after seeing off your title challengers.

The Rangers are riding that wave at the moment and the media are pushing it in many respects.

However, while everyone is talking about how poor Celtic were on Sunday at Hampden – nobody seems to recognise it still took the Ibrox side until extra time and Celtic losing both their first choice full-backs to grab the winner.

I get the jubilation and the confidence from the other side of Glasgow after the win but logic seems to go out the window.

The exclusive from The Record not really much about anything.

What’s more, this is the same Barry Ferguson who called the league title for the Ibrox club back in December! He’s now reduced to wishful thinking with five games to go.

Celtic were just four points behind in 2nd when this headline hit.

Celtic will be taking nothing for granted but this is a side who have been fantastic domestically for a long period of this season. The semi-final is a bump in the road but to question their bottle after winning two must-wins against their rivals in the league reeks of desperation.

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