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‘WINNER WAS ONE OF MY BIGGEST GOALS,’ ADMITS FORREST THUMP

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JAMES FORREST hailed his wonder winner against Rosenborg last night as one of the “biggest” goals of his career.

The winger rattled in the only goal of two tough games against the Norwegians to blast Celtic into tomorrow’s Champions League play-off draw.

Hero Forrest said: “It was a big goal, it’s one of the biggest of my Celtic career.

“As soon as the ball hit the net, I knew the importance of it.”

Inspirational skipper Scott Brown revealed it was extra special for them to overcome the Norwegians after last week’s goalless draw at Parkhead.

The powerhouse midfielder said: “We knew they had to come out in the second-half and create chances because they knew if we scored one goal it was pretty much over.

“They didn’t look like they were going to score two goals.

“It was a very professional performance by the lads. We defended well and created the chances.

“We could’ve had a couple more goals.

“Jamesy’s brilliant. He can play out wide, he can play number 10 and as a natural striker, as well.

“He can hold the ball in because of his natural size while his work-rate was also phenomenal.

“Jamesy’s goal was exceptional. I’m sure if he hadn’t got the first one he would’ve put the second one away. I’ve got faith in the wee man!

“We always play better away from home, especially in Europe now with the gaffer. Teams have to come out and press us and try to create chances.

“But once we start playing we can pick their pockets and find space behind their midfield.

“People like Scott Sinclair, Tom Rogic and Jamesy can create chances.

“Griff, too, when he came on – we can cause teams a lot of problems.

“It wasn’t a problem for Nir Bitton coming on and playing at centre-half. He’s been playing there the last couple of games and also in training.

“He’s also been playing centre midfield.

“We know how to play every position, that’s the bonus of this team. We know how to play inside out and know everyone else’s job.

“The belief was total with the boys.”

Meanwhile listen to the new CQN Podcast below, it really is worth taking the time.

This edition features a hard hitting introduction from Paul Dykes on the cheating and also a look back at The Celts for Change Years, which will remind you where we were as a football club in the nineties.

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