Celtic captain Scott Brown has given a blunt verdict on the Hoops’ 4-0 Scottish Cup semi-final win over bitter rivals Rangers.
Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, the 32-year-old mainstay of the Hoops side – who has made 50 appearances for the Bhoys this season – revealed that he felt that the Hoops were always going to win the game.
“We knew from start to finish that we were going to dominate this game, we fancied it, on a good pitch nobody can deal with us,” the Hoops skipper said on Sky Sports’ coverage (15/04, 14:15).
The Bhoys did dominate the game, and the win was never in doubt after Tom Rogic and Callum McGregor put the Bhoys 2-0 up at half-time.
Two goals from the penalty spot from Moussa Dembele and Olivier Ntcham finished the scoring off as the Hoops cruised to victory.
Football Insider verdict
Hoops fans will love the captain’s comments, as he not only got a dig in at the Bhoys’ bitter rivals, but he told the truth when it came to the game. The Bhoys were right to fancy themselves strongly for the match, as this season they proved that they are a far better side than the Ibrox men this season. The Bhoys haven’t been as fluid as they were last season, but they are still on the verge of another domestic treble and credit goes to the Hoops side for upping their game when it was required, such as in the two recent wins over Rangers. The Hoops are only going from strength to strength under Brendan Rodgers.
In other Celtic news, fans reacted to James Forrest’s performance in the semi-final