Ex-Celtic striker claims record unbeaten run means '˜nothing'

Celtic's record unbeaten domestic run means 'nothing', according to former striker Tony Cascarino.

Tony Cascarino after signing for Celtic in 1991. Picture: Donald MacLeod

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The ex-Parkhead flop dismissed the achievements by Brendan Rodgers and his side because they’ve come against the likes of “Ross County and St Johnstone”.

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Cascarino, who had a failed eight-month stint with Celtic starting in July 1991, pointed to the club’s record in European football as proof they’re still not a good side despite breaking the UK record after going 63 domestic games without defeat.

Tony Cascarino after signing for Celtic in 1991. Picture: Donald MacLeod

He told talkSPORT: “Domestically they’re so far ahead, miles ahead. But they’ve lost to Astana, who are from Kazakhstan.

“They’ve been bashed up 5-0 by PSG. OK, PSG are capable of beating any team. They’ve been beaten home and away by Bayern Munich. They’ve drawn with Rosenborg in the qualifiers.

“So it’s clear they are on a completely different level from everyone domestically but are still not a great side.

“Just look at the points total last year. It’s just so ridiculous that we can’t give Celtic too much credit.

Tony Cascarino after signing for Celtic in 1991. Picture: Donald MacLeod

“To justify this great run they’ve been on – well, who have they actually beaten? Beating Ross County and St Johnstone when this team’s miles ahead – it just feels this means nothing.”