Moussa Dembele plays down treble talk


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Moussa Dembele says it is too early for Celtic to start thinking about a domestic treble, despite reaching the Scottish League Cup final on Sunday.

The Bhoys have made an excellent start to the campaign and secured their place in next month’s Cup showpiece against Aberdeen with a 1-0 win over Old Firm rivals Rangers.

It looked set to be a frustrating afternoon for Brendan Rodgers’ men at Hampden Park, with them dominating the match without breaking the deadlock before Dembele fired home in the closing stages.

With them already clear at the top the Scottish Premier League table, talk of a domestic treble of the League, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup has already arisen.

There is no doubt that Celtic have the best squad on paper but that has not always guaranteed success for the Glasgow club in the past.

Summer signing Dembele, who has now scored 13 goals in all competitions this season, admits he is pleased with the quality the Bhoys possess.

However, he is keen to play down talk of them sweeping the board, as he feels it is too early in the season to think about them winning all three domestic trophies on offer. “This team is capable of a lot of things,” he said.

“When we are out there together we give 100 per cent. “But I won’t say we are capable of doing the treble. We just need to see how our games are going.

If we keep winning games we’ll see what happens.” Next up for Celtic is a trip to Ross County on Wednesday, a game they are 1.30 to win, with the draw 5.25 and the Staggies priced as the 9.00 outsiders.

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