Ryan Christie went from fringe player to the first name on the team sheet overnight. Ryan is the perfect example of taking your chance when it comes. It’s an old football cliche but you’ll be hard-pressed finding a better example than the Scotland international.
The final whistle on Sunday sent the good guys into scenes of euphoria while the other group of players sobbed their way of their pitch. They get no sympathy because of their lack of sportsmanship and disrespect they have served out to the champions for the past few seasons.
Celtic’s top goalscorer loved every minute of it after the media bigged up the Rangers once again this season the player told The Scotsman.
“All the outside talk was that this was going to be Rangers’ time and that they were going to do outdo us, so it was great to prove everyone wrong and win that 10th consecutive trophy.
“Yes, it increases the pressure on Rangers for the game at the end of the month. We’ll definitely learn from Sunday as well because that was far from how we wanted the game to go when we went out there. We felt we would be dominant but we’ll take what we’ve learned into the game at Parkhead.”
Christie gives himself a brutal assessment but probably an honest one that reflects more than one player.
“I think my assist was the only thing I did in the game. It was the toughest final we’ve played in. We’re honest enough to say that we were nowhere near our best on Sunday in terms of the fast-flowing attacking football that everyone is so used to from us.
The attacking midfielder has been in prolific form this season and is a major reason for Celtic winning the club’s 10th consecutive domestic trophy. The teams will square off once again at Celtic Park at the end of the month as the Hoops look to secure a ninth consecutive league title.
This has been one of the best years for Celtic fans, their team won a treble treble, they sit on top of the league table and have already qualified for the last 32 of the Europa League.