SCOTT BROWN had words for his critics even before the game on Sunday when he sat down with the BBC to talk all things Celtic and the pressure this season has brought.
The bhoys made history with a fourth consecutive treble; a penalty win over Hearts, landing them the final pice of last silverware and Neil Lennon’s first treble as boss.
The game was far from comfortable and the bhoys had to dig deep but they got there in the end.
Speaking before the game, the Celtic captain was asked about Celtic’s detractors this time and what’s being said about the team in the press; he had a strong response to critics.
“They can voice their own opinion. We’re big enough and ugly enough to take it. I don’t read any articles so it doesn’t bother me what people say about me, I’m a strong character.” he told the BBC as cited by 67HH.
“We have taken a battering in the media. A lot of ex-pros are out there, they’re a little bit jealous of what we’ve done in the last four or five years and they want to see that failure.
“But we’ve got to be bigger and stronger, bounce back and have that belief in ourselves.”
I don’t see Scott’s mentality changing much after that cup final. The midfielder was a fiery as every as he took on all comers during and even after the game had finished.
Celtic haven’t been at their best but they have beaten two very good sides to retain the Scottish Cup for a fourth consecutive season and win their 12th consecutive trophy.