HENRIK LARSSON has admitted to feeling a “little bit embarrassed” by the adoration he receives from Celtic fans when he makes a reappearance at Parkhead.
The Super Swede, who spent seven memorable years at the Hoops, was a guest player as Scott Brown celebrated 11 years at the club in the 2-2 draw against the Republic of Ireland in his glitzy Testimonial Match the day after Brendan Rodgers’ team beat Motherwell 2-0 in the Scottish Cup Finalk to claim a historic double treble.
Larsson, 46, brought the house down when he came on as a second-half substitute and he said: “It’s tremendous, although it’s a little bit embarrassing, too.
“But it’s a great feeling. I’m very grateful for that and that I still have that bond with the fans.
“It always brings back happy memories whenever I’m here. I’ve always said that my seven years here were fantastic times together with the club. It always feel like I’m coming back home. Every time I get the opportunity and the privilege to come here is fantastic.
“Nobody’s done what Scott has achieved as a captain in winning a double treble and he will forever be there as the first one to do it.”
Larsson added: “They’ve done it now and they should be immensely proud of it because it’s never easy.
“Starting off this season and having done it the year before, and to still have the determination and the willpower to go through it all again, is amazing.
“A treble is difficult enough – we did it back in 2001 – and then to do it twice is unbelievable. I take my hat off to everybody who is involved with the team.”
* Larsson was speaking to The Celtic View, on sale now.