STUART ARMSTRONG has warned rivals Celtic will not be out-fought this season.
The champions emphasised their battling qualities in their remarkable 4-3 comeback win at Motherwell on Saturday after trailing by two goals at the interval.
Asked if there was a belief Brendan Rodgers’ team could go through the season unbeaten, the midfielder answered: “Never say never, but we have a huge belief in ourselves to play the way we want.
“We’re a flexible team and we can play attractive football at times, but we’ve shown we can battle as well and, against Motherwell, grind out results and performances when we need them.
“We had a huge win last week in the Betfred League Cup Final over Aberdeen and the next fixture is always difficult after a very big performance and a lot of emotion and energy.
“I don’t think Patrick Roberts will ever score with a header again and Tom Rogic produced some magic again as he did in the Cup Final. The boys were just terrific.
“I don’t like making comparisons between old and new, but we have great belief in the gaffer and he believes in us.
“That’s very important when you want to be a winning team. He knows how he wants to play and we’re doing our best to do that for him and ourselves.
“We take it game by game and always focus on the next fixture.
“We’ll enjoy this performance when we look back on it, enjoy the positive aspects of it, then we’ ll look forward to our Champions League fixture against Manchester City tomorrow night when we’re playing for a bit of pride.”