Oh Watt a night for goal hero Tony

CELTIC goal hero Tony Watt today insisted helping Neil Lennon's side defeat Barcelona was the best moment in his life.

Loading Comments
Tony Watt came off the bench to score
Tony Watt came off the bench to score

The 18-year-old came off the bench to fire the SPL champions into a 2-0 lead as they made up for their heartache in Spain a fortnight ago when they lost the match in the 94th minute to take all three points with a 2-1 victory.

Certain to be regarded as one of the most famous results in the club's history, Watt admits it will take a while for the magnitude of Celtic's achievement – and the most important goal of his career – to fully sink in.

The ex-Airdrie player said: "This is definitely the best moment in my life. To score a goal against Barcelona which helped us beat them in the Champions League is incredible.

"It was a great feeling to climb off the bench and come on against them and play in such a special game.

"But to score a goal is something dreams are made of.

"I just managed to run on to Fraser Forster's kick-out and looked up and noticed Victor Valdes running out so I hit my shot as early as I could and it was brilliant to see it hit the back of the net."

Watt also admitted the atmosphere within Celtic Park was the best he has ever experienced.

He said: "I was saying to the boys on the bench I'd never seen anything like it because the place was rocking all night long.

"Our fans really are the best in the world and you can't beat Parkhead on European nights."

Team-mate Forster, who kept Neil Lennon's men in the match, added: "It's tremendous, I don't think words can begin to describe it.

"We had a good look two weeks ago and we knew what we wanted to do. Everyone was tremendous, everyone played their part.

"We defended really well and Tony came on and scored a great goal; his goals-to-games ratio is incredible."


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

The Look Awards, a bra fitting and going veggie at Usha’s.




Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

Jam packed with Empire biscuit making.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.