Rangers striker Jermain Defoe has sent a warning to Celtic, claiming it’s only a matter of time before the Ibrox outfit start dominating in the Scottish Premiership again.
The Light Blues last won the league in 2011, and their wait for a 55th title will most likely continue till at least next season with the Hoops currently 13 points ahead of them in the table.
Should football resume, Celtic are huge favourites to win the league title this term with only eight games left, and a record and unprecedented 10-in-a-row is on their mind ahead of next season.
Rangers will be looking to stop Neil Lennon’s men next term, but Defoe says he is not focusing on that as he just wants to make history by helping Steven Gerrard’s side to the pinnacle of the Scottish football again.
“I said it when I signed, I believe it’s only a matter of time before it happens. Celtic fans give me a bit of banter about it on social media but I do genuinely believe it’s only a matter of time. When I look at the coaching staff, the manager and his presence, and the whole team, the club has everything it needs to be successful,” the English striker told footballfancast.
“The squad is so strong. We do 11v11 in training and we all wonder afterward what team the manager is going to pick at the weekend because he can literally pick two different teams. Having that keeps everyone on their toes, which is good. If we win the league again that’s 55 titles. It’ll be a special one and to be a part of something like that would be mad.”
“I’m not even focused on stopping Celtic’s 10-in-a-row bid. I’m just focused on being a part of Rangers history. When you walk down the tunnel and on to the pitch at Ibrox you can see the names of great players on a board and I say to the players, if we can be on that board one day then we’ve done something special.”
Celtic legend Chris Sutton wasn’t going to ignore the Rangers striker’s comments, and he has reacted to them thus on Twitter:
Here we go again… https://t.co/dD9CEdUVAF
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) May 12, 2020
Rangers keep talking about challenging Celtic but have failed to do so since returning to the top-flight, and it will be interesting to see if they can stop them next season and going forward.