Chris Sutton's instant reaction to Celtic title win; launches dig at over-confident rivals
Chris Sutton has delivered his instant reaction to Celtic’s title win tonight as he launched a dig at over-confident Rangers.
The Hoops managed to bring the league championship back to Parkhead tonight with a 1-1 draw against Dundee United at Tannadice. It’s a hugely emotional night for the club with nobody giving us a chance of winning the title in pre-season.
And Sutton couldn’t resist a dig at our foes as Celtic regained their rightful spot as champions of Scotland:
Ange has had to overcome so much adversity all year. We had hugely over-confident rival pundits urging the manager to pack his bags the moment he came in the door [Scottish Sun].
But absolutely nobody is underestimating the quality of this football manager anymore. The scale of the achievement he’s just delivered is absolutely surreal. And the truth is it’ll probably take a lot longer than just tonight for it all to sink in.
Tonight isn’t about looking forward to next year. It’s not about discussing potential areas for improvement. It’s simply about enjoyment, and giving a bit back to those who wrote us off at the start of the season.
Celtic title win one of the most emotional successes in a long time
Tonight’s title win for the Hoops is just difficult to put into words at the moment. Sutton is quite right to launch a dig in the immediate aftermath. He’s been one of the manager’s serial defenders all season, even when there were plenty doubting his ability.
Given the year we had last season, it’s important to soak it all in. We had a season of distrust and fragmentation at Celtic Park last season. A season that wasn’t supposed to take this short a timeframe to recover from.
But these players have stood up to every single challenge put in front of them and have refused to shirk any of them.
Celtic are the best team in Scotland. It doesn’t matter how people want to spin it. That’s what the league championship says and that’s what Celtic have earned as their rightful tag.
Massive credit to Ange and the players, this one will live long in the memory. And it sets us up beautifully for a party atmosphere at home to Motherwell on Saturday.
However the players are entitled to park thoughts about our North Lanarkshire foes. When it comes to tonight? It’s important to just enjoy it.