IT seems a bit late in his career for Celtic skipper Scott Brown to have discovered his shooting boots. What a goal he scored yesterday with that 25 yarder into the top corner to give Celtic a second goal of the afternoon after only ten minutes.
“I don’t think the fans want me to shoot most of the time — I usually get the ‘Sebo’ shout seconds after I hit them,” Broony said afterwards.
“They don’t come around that often. I struck it sweet and I’ve managed to hit the target.
“I’ve had a couple of shots in the last couple of weeks as I’m getting a bit further forward.
“It’s different when you play with two in the middle of the park. It was good to get forward and to get the goal.
“It’s one of those I’ll hit one time out of a hundred that sweet and it goes in the top corner.
“It’s up there with the best I’ve scored, but probably the one I got against Rangers is the best for me.
“The main thing for us was getting the victory and it was a good, proper professional performance and another clean sheet.”
Celtic maintained their winning run with the 5-0 win over a St Johnstone side thoroughly sick of the sight of the Hoops. This latest win maintains the perfect start to 2019, the team have yet to concede and have scored 21 goals.
It all means that Celtic, with the Betfred Cup already back in the boardroom, are six points clear in the league, have a superior goal difference over second placed the Rangers and are into the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup.
The Cup draw is live on BBC Scotland this evening after the Highland derby.
“Our aim is to win games and keep clean sheets and everyone is playing a part,” Broony told the media after yesterday’s win.
“For us, we’ve always bounded on after the winter break.
“You have so many games in such a short period of time, so you don’t have much time to recover. We just chill and get the legs ready to go again.
“We know Thursday is going to be hard. They are going to come here and want to play — but we’re looking forward to it.
“We’ve kicked on since we came back from Dubai and looked sharper and fitter, so I think the break has really helped everyone.”
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