Greg Taylor talks up 'strong mentality' fostered at Celtic by Ange Postecoglu
Celtic defender Greg Taylor highlighted the "strong mentality" Ange Postecoglou has fostered at the club as the Hoops close in on a domestic treble. The Parkhead side booked their place in the Scottish Cup final with a 1-0 win over Rangers at Hampden Park on Sunday. The victory, thanks to a Jota header just before the interval, stretched Celtic's unbeaten run over their Old Firm rivals to six matches and set them up for the June 3 final against Championship side Inverness. The ViaPlay Cup is already in the Parkhead trophy room and the cinch Premiership title will be guaranteed with a win over Hearts at Tynecastle on Sunday. And Scotland left-back Taylor is in no doubt as to what quality is underpinning Celtic's current domination.
"We have such a strong mentality in all games and that comes from not treating any game differently," said Taylor. "The next game is the most important, regardless of occasion and that is a philosophy the manager has brought in. "We don't waste a training session, we don't waste a game so when it comes to these big ones it certainly helps. "They (Rangers) are a good opponent, let's not be unfair. "You have seen how close they have been, they are so difficult but as I touched on about the mentality, we don't change just for these big games. "We have the same mentality throughout, the same focus for every game and I think that does help." The former Kilmarnock defender, who joined Celtic in 2019, turns his attention to Hearts away, the first of five post-split fixtures. Celtic are 13 points ahead of second-placed Rangers, who host Aberdeen this weekend, and only a cataclysmic collapse would prevent the title returning to the east end of Glasgow. Taylor said: "We have a big, important league game to take care of when it comes to it on Sunday. "We know what's at stake there and Tynecastle is a very difficult place to go. We now just get a good training week in and aim to do the business come Sunday."
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