Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata enjoyed Sunday’s Betfred Cup triumph as much as any other trophy.

And the Belgian felt the victory over Motherwell was a strong indication that they remain on the right track after an outstanding first campaign under Brendan Rodgers , when they won the treble and finished unbeaten in Scottish football.

Rodgers became the first Celtic manager since Jock Stein to win four domestic trophies in succession and Boyata insists he will never get complacent about collecting silverware.

Dedryck Boyata in action in the cup final

“Winning a medal is always very important and we worked very hard to be there so to win the first trophy is great,” the 27-year-old said.

“What we did last season was incredible. It will be very difficult to do it again this season. It’s a tough league and we have a lot of games and to keep going and winning every game demands a lot of work and concentration.

“Winning the first trophy just tells us we are doing well right now so keep on going.

“You never get used to that, winning a medal. It’s just something great. We were all happy to win that medal and that cup.”

Motherwell's Louis Moult competes with Celtic's Dedryck Boyata
Motherwell’s Louis Moult competes with Celtic’s Dedryck Boyata

Boyata and his team-mates did not have much time to savour the triumph given they face Motherwell again in the league on Wednesday night.

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