SCOTT BROWN has sent out a warning to all those who believe he is ‘finished’.
The Celtic captain recently put pen to paper on a two-year deal with the club and is already starting to get back to his best after the winter break. Celtic don’t lose often and they certainly don’t lose against The Rangers very often, so when they did at the back end of December Brown took a lot of the heat for the defeat. The Celtic captain said people would stop him in the street and tell him his legs were gone etc.
This hasn’t phased the Celtic legend who has been through terrible times as well as good times during his Parkhead career to date. The midfielder is happy to take the flak for a defeat if it takes some of the focus of the younger stars in the side.
On the point about his legs giving up on him, Brown said he was also told this after the semi-final penalty defeat to The Rangers – he has gone onto Captain Celtic to seven consecutive domestic titles since.
“It just makes me go out and work harder to prove to everybody I can still do it. People walking in the streets told me they’d read in the paper that my legs had fallen off after the Rangers defeat.” Brown told RecordSport
“I was like, ‘What – the second time?’ The semi-final defeat was three years ago and people were saying my legs had gone.
“I’m happy to take the blame for the last Rangers game. If they want to hit me with that I’m big enough and ugly enough to deal with it.
“If it eases the pressure for the other lads, I’m willing to take it.
“I’m 33 now and if someone is going to write to me on Twitter saying I’m finished I’m really going to cry myself to sleep at night…
“I don’t think I have to prove a point to anybody. For me, I’ve done well over my 12 years so far.”