"If we can do it we will always be remembered and to be part of that would be very special". I think we're up towards 59 competitive games we'll be now, and some of these boys have played global football as well.
He said: "For anybody to be in the position where everything is going well, and at the last second you lose the game, you don't feel as good as you would be (feeling, if you won)".
Aberdeen don't care about Celtic's record, they don't care about the treble nor do they care about Brendan Rodgers' achievements.
"I'm not so sure it will happen again in my lifetime".
The game hung in the balance until Jackie McNamara's breakthrough goal just five minutes from the interval and was over just three minutes after the break when Henrik Larsson scored the first of his clinical double.
"We know what's riding on the game, but we can't think about that".
"Whether it will be done again, it's out there for everyone to have a go at". But we've got to go and earn it. Celtic used that as motivation and that's credit to them.
"My ambition is for the club". True, they lost 3-1 to the champions at Pittodrie this month but after a awful start to the game - they were three goals down after 11 minutes - Aberdeen actually played well.
"I'm proud that my idea and philosophy in terms of attacking with aggression and entertaining supporters is followed through".
"That is what I want". It is certainly a club of that magnitude - it is a big club, Sunderland - and for me he would be ideal'.
However, Boyata has not looked back since being reinstated into the side for the 3-0 William Hill Scottish Cup win over Albion Rovers at the Excelsior Stadium on January 22.
"It will be a hard game but we are ready to give everything as it is the last game of the season as well". We've been talking about the treble quietly, but as professionals, it's the old cliché but we need to take it one game at a time.
"It is a great opportunity to make history, to be one of the best teams that has every played for this club. It was a fitting tribute today in front of the home fans".