James Forrest isn’t perturbed by Rangers’ “Glasgow is Blue” propaganda.
The Celtic man was reacting to the post-match comments made by both James Tavernier and Wes Foderingham on social media. The Rangers duo went onto Twitter and declared that Glasgow was now blue after only their second win against Celtic in three years.
Forrest, incidentally, didn’t even play in the game. He missed out due to injury, but according to the Daily Record, will be back in time for the cup final.
Even so, the right-winger was happy to discuss the reaction to the Rangers defeat. And, speaking in the Record, Forrest provided a classy and composed response to the Ibrox celebrations.
“That’s up to them. There’s no masking the fact they were the better team and we admitted that but what they say doesn’t impact us. We’re just looking forward to our last two games.
“It’s clearly not a good thing when you lose an Old Firm game but, after the defeat in December, we went on a great run.
“That defeat has given us a wee shock and a reminder we need to be at it all the time if we’re going to keep winning cups and titles.”
Celtic have never bothered in the past
Forrest’s remarks are exactly the kind of reaction our players should be giving towards the Ibrox taunts. A swift shrug of the shoulders ahead of winning our ninth consecutive domestic trophy.
Getting involved in a war of words just brings us down to their level. Instead, Celtic need to dismiss it, let them have their day, and then gear up for the next one.
Celtic have stored this kind of energy up in the past. It’s usually led to a fine performance in the next Glasgow derby, and the next one is of vital importance given that it will be potentially a big blow for either club next season.
We all know the truth about Glasgow’s true colours. When you’ve raked in nine consecutive domestic trophies and going for nine consecutive Premiership titles, the city belongs to you.
And it’s clear the likes of Forrest know that too. Celtic can’t have their minds elsewhere ahead of the Scottish Cup final, and if the players all have Forrest’s mindset, we’ll be okay at Hampden next Sunday.