Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart has insisted that the Hoops squad are taking one game at a time as they look for an immediate impact on Thursday night against Raith Rovers.

Speaking to the club website, the Englishman stated that this game is a big opportunity as Celtic look to bounce back from yesterday’s disappointing defeat and make a return to Hampden with a semi-final spot up for grabs.

“It’s a big opportunity for us,” Hart said. “It’s a huge cup game, and we are in the quarter-finals. That’s the only way you can go.

“Spectators and the fans are allowed to look two or three games ahead and look at the repercussions of what that can do at the end of the season, but we can’t. We live every single game as it is.

“We lived Thursday night as it was, and we lived the build-up to the Livingston game and then lived these moments, and we’ll put this to bed. We will analyse this as a team and look to go again on Thursday.”

After two defeats on the bounce against Betis and Livingston in the past week, Ange Postecoglou will be looking for an invigorated Celtic side.

With three home games in three different competitions to come, it is a big opportunity to do that.

As Hart states, though, the squad must keep their focus at one game of the time, with the chance to return to Hampden after falling out of both cup competitions in the early stages last campaign.

Fingers crossed, we can see a big performance from those involved on Thursday night and a return to winning ways once again, with more big fixtures on the way.


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