Martin O’Neill was on punditry duty as Celtic sealed a Quadruple Treble with a win over Hearts. The former Treble winning Celtic boss watched on as Neil Lennon’s side won the game in dramatic circumstances with a win on penalties. However, before the game, O’Neill hit out at the pundits that have been peppering the club will criticism in the last few months. Players that he said had not achieved much in their own careers.
Andy Walker, Kris Commons and Charlie Nicholas came to mind when O’Neill spoke about these pundits as he referred to them as ‘basement dwellers’. The Irishman was spot on in his analysis as these pundits have given almost no give as they slaughtered everything at Celtic this season. Even during commentary on BBC, it was any attempt to bring them down – even when they scored, Billy Dodds compared Ryan Christie’s excellent goal to James Tavernier.
Basement dwellers….. Hahahaha yes Martin, get in there son! Love this guy!! 💚🍀 pic.twitter.com/k3cwNJUQri
— Raymond Flynn (@Broonyismyhero) December 20, 2020
Scott Brown called them out in the pre-match interview and hopefully after this success, they may refrain from overly criticising the Celtic team as they showed their winning mentality again.
Elsewhere, Jozo Simunovic paid tribute to Celtic as they sealed the Quadruple Treble. Posting on Twitter his congratulations to his former colleagues.
— Jozo Šimunović (@SimunovicJozo) December 20, 2020