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Stephen Welsh shares dressing room feeling amid recent Celtic criticism



Celtic’s win over St Mirren in the Scottish Cup has opened up a whole can of worms. Well, the post-match interview with Brendan Rodgers did.


The match itself was a decent game of football. St Mirren gave Celtic a tough challenge and had it not been for the heroics of Joe Hart, they could very well have taken the game to the wire


But it was Brendan Rodgers‘ words at full-time that caused the real headlines. The Celtic manager hit back at the recent ‘narrative‘ surrounding the club and those thoughts have been echoed by Hoops defender, Stephen Welsh.


The 24-year-old centre-back admits that there is pressure on the Celtic team, Welsh has given a little insight into how the rest of the squad feel about the recent negativity surrounding the team.


Welsh said [The Herald Sport print edition page 3], “We take every game 100 per cent, every training session leads up to the next game so for us, it is normal for us to be under that pressure and we always deal with it very well.


“We are always strong together. We know that every team wants to beat Celtic and our job is to stop that. Our job is to win games, perform well and win trophies for the club.


“There are no cracks. We are confident in what we do. The gaffer is confident in what we do and we stick together, not just the back four, the midfield three and front three and whoever comes on the pitch.










We are used to this. Every season the pressure for every Celtic player is huge. We deal with it really well.”


Playing for Celtic always brings pressure. The demands for silverware and to win every game no matter who the opposition are takes a special kind of player, and manager, to be able to cope with it.


Thankfully, this Celtic side is littered with winners. From Joe Hart to Callum McGregor and Kyogo Furuhashi, the majority of this team knows exactly what it takes to be a success at the club.


And, let’s be honest, if Celtic are going to win this title then they will need these players to step up and be counted.


With just 13 games left of the season, every point will be crucial to being crowned champions and claiming that lucrative automatic Champions League spot.