The official Twitter account of FIFA has sent a class message to Celtic goalkeeper Conor Hazard after his heroics in yesterday’s Scottish Cup Final.
Hazard had a tough day between the sticks throughout the 90 minutes and extra-time. At times he looked just as bereft of confidence as the rest of his teammates.
However, he stood up when it counted in a thrilling penalty shoot-out, making two saves to win the cup.
He now takes his place in history as a Quadruple Treble winner.
Considering he started the month as our third-choice ‘keeper, it’s quite the feat. He had only played two matches prior to the final.
FIFA were clearly impressed, sending out a tweet this morning.
🧤 Conor Hazard began December as @CelticFC's 3rd-choice keeper. Yesterday he saved two penalties to inspire a come-from-behind #ScottishCupFinal shootout victory and seal an unprecedented quadruple treble 🤯
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) December 21, 2020
Monday motivation, indeed.
Hopefully all of our players can use this moment as motivation for the rest of the season.
The matches don’t stop this week, with the visit of John Hughes’ Ross County to contend with on Wednesday.
With games against Hamilton and Dundee United to follow, before a mammoth trip to Ibrox, we really need the team to put together a winning run.
Yesterday wasn’t pretty. At times it was nerve-wracking. But if Neil Lennon and the Bhoys use it as a springboard for more success this season then that’d be ideal!
For now, we can revel in an unprecedented achievement and congratulate young Conor Hazard.