‘I never imagined what was going to happen,’ Striker recalls Iconic Celtic Moment

TONY WATT, who recently joined St Johnstone, has been looking back on his time at Celtic and believes that he was given LESS opportunity to shine after THAT goal against Barcelona than before his wonderful strike that will always be an iconic Celtic goal. Here’s what he’s being saying:

“When I first came through Neil Lennon was brilliant with me. But it got difficult for me near the end of my time at Celtic because I had Stokes, Hooper and Samaras ahead of me in the queue of strikers.

“I wanted more game-time at Celtic but I couldn’t get that. In fact, I think I got less game-time at Celtic after that Barcelona goal.

“I knew I was going to play that evening. Lennon had told me in the morning that the squad was thin and that I’d come off the bench.

“All I wanted to do was get on the pitch and swap a shirt with someone at the end. I never imagined what was going to happen.

“After that goal I actually had less game-time at Celtic than before it. But that goal will remain a special moment for me, despite some people trying to make a negative out of it.

“I did well at Celtic, but I wanted more game-time than I got,” Watt said.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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