Celtic's Moussa Dembele unfazed by draw against Rangers before Cup semi-final
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 20/04/17 6:45pm
Celtic striker Moussa Dembele says their recent draw against Rangers was not a warning before Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final.
The Scottish Premiership champions were denied a fourth win over their rivals this season when Clint Hill scored a late equaliser at Celtic Park last month.
But Dembele says the Hoops, who have drawn three of their past six league games, know they have to be at their best every week.
"The last result wasn't a warning to us," the France Under-21 international told the Celtic View magazine.
"We know that we have to play at 100 per cent if we want to beat any side, not just Rangers - it could be Aberdeen or any team.
"We drew against Partick Thistle too, but that doesn't mean it's a warning. It just means we have to make sure we are 100 per cent at it in every game."
Celtic are two Hampden victories away from winning the treble and the striker is determined to get over the line.
"We are very motivated to add to our silverware this season," he said.
"This is the last trophy to complete the domestic set. We need it if we want to have the season we set out to have.
"There are still games to be played but we'll do our best and we'll give everything."
Five of Dembele's 32 goals this season have come against Pedro Caixinha's side.
Following Sunday's semi-final at Hampden Park, Rodgers' side face their Old Firm rivals in the Premiership at Ibrox on April 29, which is live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 11.30am.