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‘CELTIC SIMPLY THE BEST,’ INSISTS DEMBELE

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MOUSSA DEMBELE insists Celtic are “simply the best” after destroying main challengers Aberdeen 3-0 on their own patch in midweek.

The comeback striker struck twice – claiming his fourth goal in under one-and-a-half games –  and is adamant no other Scottish club could live with the champions.

Dembele, who hit two second-half efforts against Hibs at the weekend, said: “I think we showed that we are simply the best team in the country.

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“When we are 100 per cent fit and 100 per cent ready and give our best, no-one can beat us in the country.”

The champions club are closing in on a 100-year old domestic record of going 62 games without defeat – a feat they can emulate if they avoid defeat to Kilmarnock tomorrow afternoon.

The French Under-21 hitman, who has been troubled by a hamstring injury, is eager to play his part in hitting that magical figure. He said: “I am fit. Since I came back from France I came back fit and just had to wait for my time to pay.

“Every time the gaffer gave me a bit, I try to do my best. I was happy with the two goals against Aberdeen, but I am happy for the win first.

“As a striker, you have to be in the box. That is where you score goals. I always try to be there and against Aberdeen I scored, but the game is gone and I focus on Saturday now.”

Dembele also praised team-mate Keiran Tierney whose whizzbang angled effort opened the scoring at Pittodrie.

He added: “Kieran had a good game, but it not just him and me. The whole team were good in the game and that is our strength. But we want to keep it going.

“It is enjoyable. I can’t wait to keep playing and keep producing for the rest of the season.

“You have to take it game by game. We focus on Saturday now and we will see.”

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