Rangers legend Barry Ferguson was left heartbroken by Celtic star Fraser Forster on Sunday, he’s admitted in his Daily Record column.
Neil Lennon’s side beat the Ibrox outfit for the second time this season to lift the Scottish League Cup at Hampden, thanks to a dramatic second-half winner from defender Christopher Jullien.
However, it was the performance of Forster that really sealed the win, with the goalkeeper pulling off a string of wonder saves to deny Ferguson’s old team from finding a way into the match.
That included a penalty save from top-scorer Alfredo Morelos.
Ferguson was left in awe of the on-loan shot-stopper.
As quoted by The Daily Record, he said: “The words of the late, great Tommy Burns came flooding back to me on the full-time whistle at Hampden yesterday. But where the former Celtic manager once claimed Andy Goram broke his heart, it was Hoops hero Fraser Forster that broke mine.
“I can’t believe Rangers came out of the Betfred Cup Final as losers. Anyone who watched the match would have seen they were obviously the dominant team. But Celtic had one guy in unbelievable form.
“It was a colossal performance from Forster.”
Ferguson’s call-back to the 1990s is an interesting one and it’s something I’ve seen some Celtic fans talking about over the weekend.
Those of a certain vintage will remember plenty of occasions during that decade that the Hoops dominated Rangers in matches but just couldn’t find a way to win. At points, they just seemed impossible to beat.
Yesterday it was Celtic who came across invincible. There just appeared to be no way to get the better of us no matter how many chances that Rangers created at the national stadium.
Forster’s other-worldly performance will go down in club folklore. It already seems legendary and we’re not a day removed.
With a cavalcade of Rangers figures coming forward to admit that the big man ruined their afternoon, we’ll be celebrating his performance for quite some time.