We all seen the CELTICTV and BT Sports camera’s inside Celtic’s Hampden dressing room on Sunday but Neil Lennon has given some insight into what you didn’t see after Celtic won the game and the cup on Sunday.
The bhoys were under the cosh for most of the game but thanks to some resolute goalkeeping and striking when the time was right, the bhoys managed to win ugly at Hampden.
Given the enormity of the game and what was at stake, the pressure on these lads was immense and when the final whistle went you could see what it meant to them. The footage of champagne, pizza and dancing was there but the Celtic manager admitted a few of his players were in tears in the dressing room after the game.
“I think winning it in that way will be good for the players.” Neil Lennon told SunSport.
“There were a few boys in tears afterwards and then you realise the emotion involved after all the build-up.
“They are human beings. Their record is amazing — that’s seven cup final wins in a row.
“Every team wants to beat them and, the longer that goes on, opponents are trying their hardest to win.
“I’m not putting any negatives on it. I know we didn’t play well, but we won by showing another side to this team — the character and the resilience, all those things we knew they had.
“There were some real heroes out there, guys who don’t always make the headlines, like Fraser Forster. I thought Kris Ajer was outstanding too.
“It was a magnificent team effort against a side which was heavily motivated and played really well.”
Celtic won 1-0 on the day thanks to Christopher Jullien and his fantastic finish.
He might have been a fraction offside but Celtic finally got the rub of the green on the day. People can complain all they want but The Rangers had chance after chance, a penalty and even an extra man that they couldn’t take advantage of and that’s why Ryan Jack was visibly crying at the end. He knew his side blew it.
Celtic have some work to do before the winter break and are up against Cluj on Thursday before a showdown with Hibernian on Sunday.