Watch Fran Alonso ‘Buzzing Like a Jar of Wasps’ after big Glasgow Derby win

A thrilled Fran Alonso was buzzing in his Celtic TV interview last night after that brilliant 3-0 win over theRangers took Celtic to the top of the league with a four points lead over the current Champions and with Glasgow City now in their sights for next Sunday’s showdown which is worthy of a record breaking crowd to support the team as they look to win the league for the first time in Celtic’s history.

Fran Alonso has delivered a runners up spot that got Celtic into the Champions League for the first time, and he brought the League Cup back to Celtic for only the second time ever after a decade wait then he won the Scottish Cup in dramatic circumstances against Glasgow City at Tynecastle last May.

Now the Celtic manager is eyeing a first ever Scottish title and of course will be looking to retain the Scottish Cup with an away quarter final against Hearts upcoming.

For now though it was all about that brilliant win over the current Champions last night. Speaking to Celtic TV the Celtic manager, who got his tactics absolutely spot on, couldn’t hide his pride in his side’s latest achievement.

“I’m absolutely delighted. I couldn’t be any prouder of the Ghirls. We played a team that has been unbeaten (in the league) for over a year and a half, the Champions and the favourites to win the league and we were fantastic today,” Fran Alonso said.

“For us the three points were important. We wanted to win, we knew that we could we know that we are good enough to beat them but also the performance at the end to make sure that we keep the clean sheet, it was incredible. For me everyone was 11/10, I am so proud of them.

“You could see how much it meant to them, you can see the connection with the fans. I think the fans were outstanding today so it is a perfect day. I couldn’t ask for anything else. A brilliant day!” the Celtic manager added.

He had a special word for Caitlin Hayes who was a major injury doubt ahead of the game, but if you know Caitlin nothing was going to keep her out of that match.

“I am so pleased for Caitlin. She was a doubt for today’s game. She picked up a knock in the last game so we weren’t sure if she could play but she managed to train all week and I am absolutely delighted for her with the two goals.

“I think that the team could even have scored more. We played very well, we were brave we pressed well against a team that are outstanding so yes I am delighted. The players deserve this.

“It’s a statement as well because although they were unbeaten we are now four points clear (of theRangers). It’s incredible really, I couldn’t be any happier. It’s a great start to the weekend, now one more game to go on Sunday. We are going to be there. Hopefully it’s the second Glasgow Derby win of the weekend.”

Looking to the game against Hamilton in midweek, where the squad will be rotated and much of the team that won last night will be protected ahead of the crucial game against Glasgow City on Sunday back at the Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie.

“That was a tough game. We are going to have a lot of tired legs. Of course we don’t like to underestimate any opponent. We’ll have to see the GPS data and assess tomorrow how the players are and we will have to rotate because the next game after Wednesday is Glasgow City which is another massive game where our players need to be 100%,” Fran Alonso said.

“But the most important thing is today and today the players were outstanding, I’m so proud. I run out of words to describe how I define these players. Incredible.”

Watch Fran Alonso’s interview below, he’s buzzin’ like that jar of wasps.

Here’s how the SWPL1 table looks this morning…

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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

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