'Announce nine in a row now'; Moussa Dembele responds to official Celtic Tweet

By John McGinley

April 15, 2020

Former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele has enjoyed a Twitter post from the official club account that reminisced about his penalty against Rangers on this day in 2018.

The Frenchman chipped in a sublime Panenka spot-kick against the Ibrox side during a Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden, one goal of a 4-0 rout.

It was a memorable derby victory, one of many when Dembele was at the club.

The Frenchman responded to Celtic on Twitter saying: “That was nice wasn’t it Bhoys and Ghirls ?! #DerbyIsCelticDay #ThisIsHowItFeelsToBeCeltic #AnnounceNineInARowNowPls”

Dembele was unbeaten against Rangers during his time in Glasgow, scoring seven goals in nine derby appearances.

He became something of a specialist in the fixture, one of the many reasons that Celtic supporters became so enamoured with him.

He has, of course, since moved to Lyon in Ligue 1, where he continues to bang in the goals regularly.

The striker even scored a derby penalty for the French club against St. Etienne earlier this season and it was, you guessed it, a panenka!

His confidence in these situations is unquestionable.

You may remember his very first goal for the Hoops came when he netted a crucial last-minute penalty against Astana in Champions League qualifying.

Moussa Dembele celebrates his penalty against Rangers / (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Whoever is managing Dembele’s Twitter account has also been keeping abreast of the goings-on in the Scottish Premiership today, with the SPFL’s resolution to potentially end the top-flight season passing.

Celtic are now on the verge of nine-in-a-row, something that the former Hoops striker apparently can’t wait for.

He’ll be one of many supporters celebrating that when the Premiership title win is finally confirmed.