The Hoops are 19 points clear of Motherwell at the top of the SPL and a remarkable 45 ahead of Sunday's visitors, bottom side Dundee, who parted company with manager Barry Smith on Wednesday.
However, while it is a case of when and not if the Parkhead side retain their title, with the champions on course to settle the issue next month, the Celtic boss refused to look at it that way.
"You can't be as blase as that," he said.
"What we have to do is keep winning and force other teams to keep winning.
"So we have to beat Dundee and then Motherwell and if we win that then that will increase the gap over them (Motherwell) but it is all ifs, buts and maybes at the minute.
"The players are going for a championship so I don't think there is any extra motivation needed.
"There is clear daylight between us and the rest and we want to reinforce that lead, whether it be against Dundee or whoever.
"Dundee have had their problems but we are fully focused on what we have to do which is win the game and win it well."
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