Scott Brown has saluted his Celtic team-mates for their performance in their well-deserved 1-0 Europa League victory over Zenit, but has claimed that the job is not finished yet.
The Hoops were big underdogs going into the match due to a raft of injuries in the squad, but Brendan Rodgers’ side dominated the match from start to finish.
The Hoops skipper took to his official Instagram account to also heap praise on the atmosphere created by the supporters at the match.
“Great team performance last night and some atmosphere. Half way done and now looking forward to next week,” the 32-year-old said.
Despite being in control of much of the game, the Bhoys had to wait until the 78th minute for the winning goal to arrive, Callum McGregor getting onto the end of Charly Musoda’s lofted pass and smashing the ball into the back of the net.
The victory was impressive not only because of the Bhoys’ injury crisis, but also the lack of form showed in recent matches by key players.
That didn’t matter against Zenit though, as the much-maligned likes of Jozo Simunovic and Moussa Dembele turned in towering performances.
The Bhoys return to league action on Sunday, when they take on St Johnstone looking to maintain their eight point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table, before they travel to Russia for the second leg against Zenit on Thursday, a match in which Brown and his team-mates must be confident of getting a positive result from.
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