SCOTT BROWN has admitted he is not fit to “lace Kenny Dalglish’s boots”.
However, the Celtic captain insisted he is delighted to have made Scottish football history.
Broony became the Scot to have made the most appearances in the Champions League with 69 performances in the elite tournament in the 1-0 loss to Anderlecht at Parkhead last night.
The midfielder said: “It was a fantastic honour, but let’s be honest – I would never be fit to lace Kenny’s boots.
“He was a legend for Celtic, for Liverpool, for Scotland and I will never be anywhere near that level, no matter how many games I play in Europe.
“I am just a guy who got lucky here at Celtic. To be able to be at a club for this length of time has been amazing and I have had the opportunity to go and play in that arena.
“It is a great honour to have but I know where my place is!”
The Hoops have now gone four years without a home win in the competition.
The international star added: “It wasn’t the best performance that we have had this season, but we have done what we set out to do.
“We were the fourth seeds in the group, so to get that third spot and get Europa League football after Christmas is fantastic for us.
“It gets us another European night at home and who knows what we can do.
“We don’t do things easily. It was always going to be nervous as we knew we didn’t want to get beat 3-0.
“We didn’t hit the heights we can. We didn’t keep the ball well enough and they played us at our own game.
“It was a hard one to take. We didn’t press well, we gave away possession too easily, but I think over the piece we have to be satisfied that we have got ourselves into Europe after Christmas.”
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