Celtic goalkeeper Scott Bain has delivered a brief but fascinating insight into life as the Hoops number one goalkeeper.
The man who replaced Craig Gordon in goals for the champions has admitted that he feels under ‘phenomenal’ pressure playing for the Hoops.
“The pressure is phenomenal,” he said, as reported by the BBC.
“You’ll get found out”
“Somebody is always watching you. If you slip, you’ll get found out.”
You can see where Bain is coming from. At his previous club, Dundee, he was under pressure of a different kind. He was aiming to help the side avoid relegation. But he didn’t have the eyes of the Scottish game on him like he does at Celtic.
Fans probably underestimate how much pressure players are under when they play for Celtic. As Bain says, if you make a mistake, you are under pressure immediately.
A big mistake could see him dropped
This is particularly true when it comes to goalkeepers. Bain will be fully aware than any high-profile mistake could see him return to the bench.
So far though, he has been an excellent number one goalkeeper for the Bhoys. The fact that both Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon have selected him for the Hoops side bodes well for his future.
Bain’s awareness of the pressure he is under will have impressed Lennon. He doesn’t look like he will be vacating the Celtic goalkeeping position anytime soon.