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Henrik Larsson Says Martin O’Neill’s Celtic Team Would Have Finished Top 4 in England

Henrik Larsson Says Martin O’Neill’s Celtic Team Would Have Finished Top 4 in England

Henrik Larsson says Martin O’Neill’s Celtic team would have finished in the top four in the English Premier League.

The Hoops legend sat down with Chris Sutton for a BT Sport interview recently, which was broadcast after their old team’s Betfred Cup win over Motherwell this afternoon.

And it was very interesting.

Larsson spoke in depth about his time at Parkhead before going on to talk about joining Barcelona and Manchester United later on in his career.

And on the subject of staying at Celtic during his prime, Larsson supported the main team he played in under O’Neill and said that they would have finished top four had they been playing in the English Premier League.

Asked if Scottish football was underrated at the time, Larsson said: “I think so. I don’t think the people down south really understood what a great team we had at the time.”

He was then asked by Sutton how that team would have done in the Premier League, he added: “In the Premier League, at that time with that team, I would say top four without a doubt.”

That’s a bold assessment by Larsson, but one that has some basis considering that team won a lot of domestic trophies and went all the way to the 2003 UEFA Cup Final before losing to Jose Mourinho’s Porto.

What do you think – would that Celtic team have finished top four in England?

Let us know in the comments below..

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