James Forrest shares what he told teammates after being left in awe of Celtic support

By David Walton

May 12, 2022

James Forrest has stated that the atmosphere at Celtic Park against Hearts last Saturday was as good as he can remember it being.

The Hoops are now champions after last night’s 1-1 draw at Tannadice. However, the opportunity to secure the title was set up thanks to Saturday’s 4-1 hammering of Robbie Neilson’s Jambos at Parkhead.

Celtic Park was literally bouncing as the goals started flowing with reality dawning on supporters that the Premiership title was indeed coming back to Paradise.

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And Forrest, who’s been with the Celtic first-team since breaking through back in 2010, admits he can’t remember ever seeing Parkhead like it.

Speaking via Celtic TV after last night’s win, Forrest said: “It’s amazing. I think especially the other day at Celtic Park after the Hearts game, I think I said to a few of the boys I can’t remember it [Celtic Park] like that, the atmosphere with good it was. It was unreal and it’s a great club to play for. When you’re winning trophies there’s nothing better.

“It’s been excellent [having fans back]. We obviously missed them last year and it’s been excellent. It’s for the players, the staff and for the fans as well so it’s a great day.

“Champions League nights at Celtic Park – everybody knows how good they are. So obviously we’ve got that to look forward to as well.”

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James Forrest blown away as Celtic Park atmosphere left rocking

Celtic Park was as rocking as it’s been all season on Saturday. There was an expectation heading into that one against Hearts. The supporters knew that 3 points there and we would be celebrating the title days later at Tannadice.

That’s exactly what ended up happening. Whilst last night was much more emotional given we managed to get over the line, you can’t underestimate the importance of that performance against the Edinburgh club.

It’ll be interesting to see what Forrest and the rest of the Celtic players think about Parkhead this Saturday when Motherwell come to town. Trophy day at Parkhead is always a wonderful occasion.

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It’ll be a day of celebration and joy in Glasgow’s East End, with the support undoubtedly bringing their singing voices for the 90 minutes ahead. It’ll be helped even more if the Bhoys can produce a similar performance and result like they did against Hearts.

Celtic Park has been sold out on more than one occasion this season of course. But Forrest is right to highlight that there was something about Saturday’s game that just felt extra special.

Here’s hoping Saturday afternoon will eclipse it.

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