An ecstatic Kieran Tierney was still in dreamland as he reflected on achieving the ‘Double Treble’ for the team he’s always supported. At just 20, the Celtic Youth Academy graduate has already cemented his place into the history books for his boyhood heroes.
Articulating what that meant to him in the immediate aftermath was naturally difficult, other than an admission that it was beyond his wildest dreams.
Speaking exclusively to this week's Celtic View, the left-back said: “It’s crazy. What do I do now! I’m just going to enjoy it. It’s beyond my dreams, to be fair. You could never imagine it as this never been done before so it doesn’t cross your mind. The closer it came to it, there was more talk about it, more pressure on us, but we dealt with it.
“I don’t know how to describe how I feel. This is the happiest you can be really, and it’s really just make-believe stuff."
I’m just enjoying every minute I can and I’m very grateful to be out there with this wonderful team.
“It’s amazing to be part of this squad to have done the Double Treble which will be remembered for years and years. I don’t think it’ll sink in 'til after we retire what we’ve achieved and we realise how hard it was to do it.”
Unlike last season’s Scottish Cup final, Tierney will remember all of the events at the National Stadium. Twelve months ago, he was forced from the fray early in the match after taking a smash to the face. He lifted the trophy dosed up on painkillers, having rushed back to Hampden from hospital.
This time the Scotland internationalist was on the pitch for the full 90 minutes of the dominant 2-0 win over Motherwell, and he was able to play a full part in the post-match celebrations, which included him borrowing a megaphone from the fans and leading the sing-a-long.
“At least I can remember this cup final!” he laughed. “It’s brilliant but it’s not about me at all, it’s about the team and just to play a part in it was brilliant. I’m getting used to that megaphone now. That’s a few times now I’ve done it and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to do that.
“The connection between the players and fans is brilliant and around the best it’s ever been, and that’s down to the success of the team."
The fans are with us thick and thin, along with the manager and the staff. It’s a great day for everyone and we all deserve credit.”
And Tierney revealed that the drive and determination to secure silverware will never abate in this Celtic team under Brendan Rodgers.
“It’s relentless,” he said.“We just want to win everything we can. The consistency we’ve shown over two years to win six cups is unbelievable and it’s not really sunk in yet. We’re all delighted.”
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