Celtic goalkeeping hero Scott Bain has revealed that he had to keep his calm after conceding an early goal in the Hoops’ 3-2 Old Firm victory at Ibrox.
The on-loan Dundee man was blameless for the goal scored by Josh Windass after only three minutes, but all the same he disclosed that he was worried about being overwhelmed by the biggest game of his career so far.
Thankfully he managed to compose himself and pulled off two excellent saves from Alfredo Morelos in the second-half as a ten man Hoops side held out for a famous victory.
“These games can be frantic, and you can go in to your shell. I just wanted to stay calm and show my qualities on the ball” Bain said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“The adrenaline was pumping. Before the game it was about staying calm, and not letting the atmosphere overwhelm me, especially when we went a goal down.
“I thought I handled it well though. I was composed on the ball and the boys helped me through it.”
Bain only played after Dorus de Vries suffered an ankle injury, but following his excellent performance he seems likely to be the Hoops number one until Craig Gordon returns from his knee injury.
Football Insider verdict
Bain’s quotes are refreshingly honest, and it is no surprise that he was nervous, as the 26-year-old was playing in by far the biggest game of his career. However, he quickly overcame both his nerves and the conceding of an early goal to play a big part in a huge Celtic victory. Not only that, he surely cemented himself as the Hoops first choice goalkeeper for the foreseeable future. He seems far more composed than de Vries, who may well have went to pieces after conceding an early goal at Ibrox. Even if Bain leaves the Hoops at the end of the season, he can be justifiably proud of the part he played in a famous victory.
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