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‘I DON’T CARE ABOUT CELTIC TREBLE TALK,’ CAIXINHA

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PEDRO CAIXINHA insists he will treat Rangers’ Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic on Sunday like any other fixture.

The Portuguese coach will sample the atmosphere from the dug-out for the first time when his side take on Brendan Rodgers’ men at Hampden, although he was in the Parkhead stand for the 1-1 draw in March.
But Caixinha says he has made no radical changes to his side’s preparation despite the pressure of the weekend confrontation with a Hoops side looking to win the treble.
He said: “Always the same, we prepare for the matches. This is going to be no different.

“The only difference is that this is a semi-final, so it can be 90 minutes or 120 minutes or it can go to penalties.

“That’s the only difference and, of course, it is an Old Firm match, but except for that everything is the same with regards to the preparation.”

The champions, under the guidance of Rodgers in his debut season, have now gone 40 domestic games unbeaten as they close in on the silverware clean sweep.

Caixinha said: “I’m not worried about that and I also don’t think that they are so obsessed with that.
“Everybody is talking about us stopping them from winning the treble, but I don’t care about it – I am just focused on my team.

“By the end of Sunday’s match, one team will win. We are preparing for that to be our team.

“We need one more stage to get what we want and I’m talking about getting a trophy.”
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