Liverpool regular Andy Robertson has once again highlighted his love for Celtic as he replied to a fan who asked about his greatest football memory from childhood.
Robertson has never hidden his love for the Hoops during his playing career. He’s also hinted in the past that he would love to one day pull on the green and white jersey before his playing days end (The Scotsman).
By now, everyone knows about the Champions League winner’s love of the club. That’s despite the fact he was let go from Celtic during his youth days before sealing a deal with Queen’s Park that kickstarted his career.
And today, he’s once again touched on his Celtic roots as he was asked on Twitter about his favourite childhood memory in football:
Watching Henrik Larsson scoring away to Boavista to put Celtic in to the uefa cup final! https://t.co/cjxTj3cUAz
— Andy Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) March 19, 2020
Robbo won’t be the only one
Robertson won’t be the only Celtic fan who has that goal as their best moment watching the club. It was a fine finish from the King, and a goal that really did have the club in dreamland.
Regardless of what happened against Porto in the UEFA Cup final of 2003, that goal more or less secured immortality for Martin O’Neill’s class of ’03. It was a goal that would be replayed in the homes of Celtic supporters for years to come, and a goal that secured Celtic a first European final place since defeat to Feyenoord in the 1970 European Cup final.
It’s totally bizarre to think Celtic didn’t even win a piece of silverware that season. For a team that had knocked out the likes of Liverpool, Celta Vigo, and Boavista from European competition, they deserved so much more than pats on the back.
For many, 2003 will have contained their most euphoric moment as a Celtic supporter but also their most heartbreaking. Even 17 years on, not many like to discuss the UEFA Cup final against Porto, which the Hoop’s lost 3-2 despite coming from behind twice to draw level.
But regardless, that famous run to Seville will always be remembered. There were plenty of superb results and nights for supporters to cherish from that Euro campaign.
Robertson’s choosing of it highlights just that. No matter what happened with regards to silverware in ’03, that moment against Boavista will live long in the memory for the vast majority of fans who got to witness it.