Former Celtic winger Scott Sinclair has admitted that set the bar so high for himself in his first season at the club which meant he struggled to follow that in the years to come.
As quoted by the Daily Record, Sinclair spoke about his time at the club being the best time period of his career but the Englishman found it hard to keep up such high standards after an incredible first season at the club.
“Being at Celtic gave me some of the best moments of my career. I absolutely loved it.
“Given what we did in my time there – doing the treble Treble – I feel we couldn’t have done much more.
“All the accolades that came my way – winning Player of the Year, being top goalscorer – all those things that happened, individually to me and collectively as a team, just made it very special.
“Plus, the fans took to me straight away, and every single time I stepped on the pitch and heard that song they sang about me, it gave me such a buzz. I think it is only when you look back on it, then you can really see how special those times were at Celtic.
“I think that, because I set such high standards for myself in my first season, it became an issue of me keeping up to those standards.
“In my second season I still got goals, my tally was still OK, but some felt I was dropping (my standards).
“If you set the bar so high – like in my opening season – then you do have to try to maintain that. I felt that, even when I was going through a dip, I was still scoring goals.”
Sinclair couldn’t have made a better start to life at Celtic scoring on both his debut and the day he actually signed for the club.
The winger went on to pick up a whole load of accolades, including player of the year in arguably one of the clubs greatest domestic seasons ever going unbeaten all the way through to win a Treble.
Towards the end of his spell at the club, you could see his time was coming to an end especially in the final six months, where his game time was sparse.
Despite that, Sinclair will likely forever be remembered for an extremely successful spell at the club putting up incredible goal-scoring numbers. Most importantly though, who could forget that song that will ring in the heads of Celtic supporters whenever his name is mentioned.