Philippe Clement unhappy with Celtic boss' comments

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Next weekend's game between Celtic and the Rangers could end up proving to be a title decider. The race is very close at the moment, with just three points separating the two teams. Brendan Rodgers' side do have the advantage of a home Glasgow Derby and will hopefully be able to make the most of the Parkhead atmosphere.

Celtic have all the experience in the world when it comes to winning leagues. They have won the Scottish Premiership eleven out of the last twelve times.

On the other hand, the Rangers do not have a great reputation of dealing with pressure situations. But with all that being said, Celtic cannot afford to take next weekend's task lightly. Anything can happen in football, especially when the stakes are so high.

Hopefully, Celtic will bring their A-game to Parkhead next weekend. Leading up to the game, some of Rodgers' recent comments have not gone down well with Philippe Clement though.

Clement unhappy with Celtic boss' comments

Looking ahead to the Glasgow Derby, Rodgers had talked about having 'a bit of fun' next weekend. As reported by The Guardian, Clement said about the matter:

"That it is something I would never say about an opponent.

“It’s not really respectful towards my team. That is what I think."

Well, it was a risky move on the part of Rodgers to be honest. If Celtic win next weekend, his comments will be viewed as 'genius'. A veteran manager playing mind games with the Rangers ahead of an important derby.

But if Celtic end up losing, or even drawing, at Parkhead, many will feel that Rodgers' comments ended up giving extra motivation to the Rangers ahead of the game. It all depends on what the result turns out to be.

For Celtic, it would be best to block out all the noise and focus on the task at hand. Win the Glasgow Derby and the league is pretty much secured. Even a draw would be a good result in view of the title race.