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  • Jozo: We want a repeat of our last visit to Easter Road

    Jozo: We want a repeat of our last visit to Easter Road

    By: Tony Connelly on 20 Apr, 2019 13:01

  • CELTIC’S post-split Premiership fixtures begin this Sunday with a trip to Easter Road to take on Hibernian, and the Hoops are hoping results elsewhere over the weekend will see them have the chance to clinch the title.

    Neil Lennon’s side currently have an 11-point lead at the top of the table with five matches remaining, and should Rangers fail to win at Tynecastle against Hearts on Saturday, a victory over Hibs will confirm the Hoops as Scottish champions for the eighth season in a row.

    Celtic are the only team to have beaten Hibernian since Paul Heckingbottom took over as boss at Easter Road, winning 2-0 in the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup thanks to goals from james Forrest and Scott Brown.

    For Jozo Simunovic and his team-mates, getting over the line in the Premiership as soon as possible is the aim.

    Speaking to this week’s Celtic View, the Croatian defender said: “If we continue to win, it's inevitable that there will be the decisive game soon where we can clinch the league title. There are still a few games until the end of the season, though, so the focus can only be on the next game.

    “Our opponents never make it easy for us so we must be at our best in every game, and we can only do that if we remain disciplined. We need to take it game by game and we don’t need to look at where the teams around us are. We in a good position and our fate is in our hands. It’s the other teams that need to look at us and hope we drop points.

    “We know what’s at stake and we know what we’re chasing for. It’s very simple - we just need to play in the way we know is best for us. Hibernian are a strong team and Easter Road has always been a difficult place to go. The last result shows that we can get the win there, but we already knew that.”

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