Scottish Cup Final
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v Hearts 25/05/2019
Hearts put in a shift and took the lead at Hampden, but Odsonne Edouard scored twice as Celtic bounced back to secure the Treble Treble.
Neil Lennon crumples to the floor, on the verge of tears, before gathering himself and racing down the touchline in celebration.
Scott Brown reacts with “It’s phenomenal. Hearts gave us a great game. But our quality, yet again! For the fans it’s phenomenal. And that’s people saying we’ve had a poor season! We’ve done the treble yet again, the third one in a row, and now we push on next season. If we turn up, we win the game.”
Celtic’s two-goal match-winning hero Odsonne Edouard said “I am very happy to score today. But more important is the team.” When asked if he was nervous taking the penalty? “No. I am not nervous. I am never nervous! When I take the penalty, I know I score the penalty! It is a very good atmosphere today. With the fans, I win the treble one more time, and I am very happy for this.”
Neil Lennon said “It’s emotional. It’s probably the most emotional I’ve ever felt at this club. You’ll never see this again. It’s all about them. I had to whip them a bit at half-time because we didn’t turn up in the first half. And then … we said if Hearts score, we’d come again. And we needed Hearts to score to get our energy levels up. And the response from then on was brilliant. I said Hearts wouldn’t let us off easy, and it was a very good final. Edouard is a superstar now. That’s nine trophies out of nine. It is remarkable. They have done the club so proud.”
Celtic go up and lift the Scottish Cup. Captain Scott Brown shares the job with Mikael Lustig. Well deserved reward for the defender, whose long header upfield sent Odsonne Edouard clean through for the winner! The cup was hoisted high by the entire team. The fans cheered for every player with particularly big cheers for the two-goal hero Edouard, the unused 16-year-old sub Karamoko Dembele, and of course the manager Neil Lennon, who teased the crowd by holding back for a beat before lifting the famous trophy into the Glasgow sky!
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