The class moment that highlighted just how much Celtic win meant to every single player
The one thing Celtic showed in Dingwall yesterday was unity.
Every single player gave 100% commitment to the cause and gave their all as we tried to break through their defensive lines and create goalscoring opportunities.
It clearly meant a lot to every single individual on the park. And that was proven in the individual player celebrations when it came to our second goal in the 2-0 win. Take a look at the video below and look at the sheer elation on the Celtic stars’ faces as the points were wrapped up:
Where do you even want to start? Jota was of course buzzing to get his goal, but look at the reaction of Giorgos Giakoumakis who clipped the bar seconds previously. Not to mention Greg Taylor’s emotions clearly spill out as he chases after Jota with Liel Abada and David Turnbull also making a beeline for the Portuguese.
Carl Starfelt can barely hide his emotions as he jumps on the back of a supporter whilst Anthony Ralston does the same to Giakoumakis. Meanwhile, Callum McGregor is giving fist pumps to supporters as the importance of the moments hits home.
The moment clearly also just about swept Jota away as he appeared to try and celebrate with a Dingwall steward. There was just something about those celebrations yesterday that really looked special.
Celtic win meant everything to committed Hoops squad
There were probably several key reasons for thes scenes in Dingwall. Firstly, we were said to be under so much pressure heading into the game as the media tried to set us up for a fall.
So much talk was going around about the title not yet being over. About how Celtic’s bottle could go after being knocked out of the Scottish Cup semi-final by Rangers [Daily Record]. The commentary surrounding this was absolutely embarrassing.
It must’ve been extremely satisfying for the Celtic players to answer that so soundly. After all, there wasn’t a stage in the game where it looked as though the Hoops wouldn’t come out with the points. Sure, things got a touch nervy, but not to any real dangerous extent.
And of course, another key reason for yesterday’s celebrations will be the fact that we’re now only 2 wins from the title. For those hoping we’ll crumble, County away will have been marked down as one where we needed to drop something. It didn’t happen, and now we’re within touching distance.
It was absolutely vital that we bounced back from last weekend’s Hampden semi-final loss to Rangers. We simply couldn’t afford another slip-up given what that may have done to the players mentally.
Thankfully, it didn’t happen, and Celtic can now look ahead to Rangers next week with plenty of confidence.