As reported by The Scottish Sun, former Aberdeen manager Alex Smith believes the Dons can overcome Celtic this Saturday in the Scottish Cup Final.
Smith knows a thing or two about winning the Scottish Cup against Celtic. He’s the last Aberdeen manager to guide the club to winning the trophy, a feat they achieved back in 1990, besting the Hoops in a dramatic penalty shoot-out.
Perhaps then it’s worth taking heed of his thoughts ahead of this Saturday’s mammoth final between the two sides at Hampden.
Celtic are of course shooting for an impressive domestic clean sweep of the trophies and the Dons are hungering for major honour success having not won Scotland’s oldest trophy for 27 years.
Smith actually believes the Dons have enough about them to cause Celtic problems and believes if they play to the best of their ability, they can get the win.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the former Dons boss said:
“Aberdeen have a very strong team and if they curtail Celtic in the early part of the game, and don’t allow them to run away with it like they did the last time, then they have a chance.
“They have to keep themselves in the game as long as they can, and if they can do that, then they’re perfectly capable of scoring a goal or two that can win the Cup.”
Celtic fans will of course have a confidence that likely disregards such words but writing off Aberdeen is perhaps not the smartest of moves. They are in fantastic form right now having destroyed Partick Thistle 6-0 on Sunday and having travelled to Ibrox to pick up their first win at the venue in 26 years.
It’s going to be a battle on Saturday and a treat not just for supporters but for the neutral too.
Can the Dons have the final say in what has been an incredibly impressive Celtic season?