Scott Brown has confessed that he will never be as good a player as Kenny Dalglish was, after breaking a long-standing record previously held by the Celtic, Liverpool and Scotland icon.
Brown’s start for Celtic against Anderlecht was his 69th in the European Cup/Champions League, the most ever by a Scottish player in the competition. Dalglish previously held the record with 68 appearances.
Quoted by the Evening Times following the 1-0 loss to Anderlecht, Brown insisted that his career would never be anywhere near the level of success Dalglish, he is just “a guy who got lucky”.
He 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.”
Despite showing a rare case of humility, Brown has had a stellar career with the Hoops, winning fourteen domestic honours in his time with the club.
Brown’s next task as captain will be leading the Celts into the Europa League next year, after qualification to the last 32 of the competition was secured despite the 1-0 defeat to Anderlecht.
The Hoops’ European performances haven’t been up to standard this season, with only the 3-0 victory over Anderlecht in Belgium showing the side at their best.
Brendan Rodgers’ side return to domestic duty next, looking to maintain their seven point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a match against former manager Neil Lennon’s Hibs.
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