Celtic hero Lubo Moravcik has labeled current captain Scott Brown a “legend” as he praised his consistency over the years.
Brown has become an icon at Parkhead after initially signing in the summer of 2007. Broony won the Scottish Premier League in his first season in Glasgow, but suffered dips of form in the next two years under Gordon Strachan and Tony Mowbray respectively.
However, under Neil Lennon, Brown transformed into a true Celtic captain as he learned how to control his anger on the pitch under the Northern Irishman. Fast forward 10 years after Lennon first became the Celtic boss and Brown now has his eyes set on captaining them to their 10th consecutive Premiership title as well as adding four more trophies to his already incredible haul of 21 competition wins (Transfermarkt).
Moravcik has been speaking about the captain in the media, and as he touched on his consistency, he couldn’t hide his admiration for Celtic’s on-field leader (Glasgow Times).
“It is crazy that Scott Brown has managed to do what he has for such a long time at a club like Celtic. He has kept such a high level of performance every year, and he is still so fit at 35.
“He’s such a big example for the younger players. He has been there for almost his entire career, and he is someone that all young Scottish players should be looking up to.
“He would deserve 10 in-a-row as much as anyone. I couldn’t say if he would leave on that note, as he is still so fit, but I would be very happy for him as captain to lift the trophy again at the end of this season. He is an important man now in the history of the club, a legend. What he has achieved is amazing.”
Celtic can’t allow the unthinkable to happen
Nothing would top off Brown’s career at Celtic Park more than achieving his 10th successive Premiership trophy. It would be yet another breaking of a record to add to the plethora of ones he’s already managed.
There’s no confirmation as of yet that Brown will indeed retire at the end of the season. He still looks as fit as he’s ever done and is showing no real signs of slowing down. Just because this is the 10 season, it doesn’t mean that Brown has to hang up his boots for the sake of it.
But even so, if we weren’t to win the Premiership title this season, it would set a narrative that Brown doesn’t deserve in the twilight of his career. He deserves to end his playing days with a perfect 10, and allowing the unthinkable to happen would severely frustrate the captain when he looks back on the year. It would be the one that got away.
For the last nine years have built up to this very season. This is the campaign in which Celtic NEED to deliver for Brown and vice versa. He’ll go down as a legend, an icon, and one of the club’s greatest captains of all time regardless. But nothing would frustrate him more than ending his Celtic career without achieving that fabled 10.
Moravcik is right in everything he says about Brown here. He’s an inspiration, a role-model, and someone who can never be replaced. So it’s time for him to get what he’s worked for nine years to achieve this season. Anything less and it will eat away at us all for a long time.