Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon has been quoted in the Daily Mail explaining why the League Cup final win against Dundee United was extra special for him.
Gordon faced a difficult period in his career after a knee tendon injury and was visibly emotional after the Bhoys secured a 2-0 win yesterday.
“To come from where I was, all the hard work makes it special,” said Gordon.
“At times it might have been easier to give up but the support I’ve had to keep going, to carry on and to get to here is just brilliant. It feels like I am back now.”
Gordon has become a very important player for the side and not just because of the extra motivation he has after an injury, which nearly ended his career.
He’s one of the most experienced players in the team, playing in a vital position along the backline.
He has the benefit of being able to take in a lot of matches where Celtic dominate possession, which allows him to assess and advise the best ways for the defence of the team to play.
He’s superb in terms of keeping the back four organised and that in turn makes Celtic a more difficult side to get the better of in every game.
He’s also one of the best in Scotland when it comes to making world class saves from a variety of angles and he also does the basics effectively such as distributing the ball well and claiming high balls to take the pressure off of the defence.
If he maintains the form he’s shown this season in all aspects then the Bhoys will be in great shape looking ahead to the rest of the season.