James Forrest has revealed that Celtic’s players are all buzzing after lifting the Scottish League Cup on Sunday with a 2-0 win over Motherwell at Hampden, although he has admitted he knew it was going to be a “tough” task.
Forrest scored the opening goal for the Hoops before Moussa Dembele converted a controversial penalty to secure the fourth consecutive domestic trophy for the Scottish champions since Brendan Rodgers took over in 2016.
The Bhoys could become the first Scottish side in history to record back-to-back domestic trebles if they can repeat last season’s success and Forrest is looking forward to kicking off the Hoops’ Scottish Cup defence off in the new year.
“You want to play in finals and it’s another successful day at Hampden for us, we’re all buzzing,” Forrest said, as quoted by the Sunday Post.
“We did start well, they came out fighting and we knew it would be tough. We got that goal early in the second half and kicked on from there.
“Every trophy you win with Celtic is unbelievable, we’ve won four in a row now and we’re looking forward to the league, and the other cup starting in January.”
Forrest is enjoying arguably the best form of his career and has shone in the starting XI in the absence of on-loan winger Patrick Roberts.
The Hoops wideman has scored eight times in 26 appearances so far this season and has been one of Celtic’s most consistent performers as they have extended their unbeaten domestic run to an incredible 65 games.
The 26-year-old has made 260 appearances, scoring 46 times, for the Bhoys since making his first-team debut in 2010.
Forrest has won six Scottish titles in a row, three Scottish Cups and three Scottish League Cups in his time with the Glasgow giants.
Celtic will begin their defence of the Scottish Cup against Brechin City at Celtic Park on January 20th.
In other Celtic news, ex-Hoops manager Neil Lennon has taken a brutal swipe at Rangers for their manager search.