Boyhood fan James Forrest comments on the size of Celtic

Celtic fans enjoying the sunny weather at Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic have won eight Scottish Premiership titles in a row.

James Forrest of Celtic looks on before the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

James Forrest has admitted that 'over the last few years' he has just realised how big Celtic are as he stated that staying with his boyhood club for the rest of his career would be 'unbelievable'. 

The 27-year-old has been in stunning form for The Bhoys this season which has seen him crowned the PFA's Scottish Premiership Player of the Year. 

But it doesn't end there for the versatile attacker because after guiding his team to eight Premiership titles in a row, he will now be hoping to help his team to a historic treble-treble. 

 

In what has been a brilliant season for Forrest, he made a stunning claim that it took him a while to realise that his boyhood club is bigger than he initially thought.

“I’ve always felt that to stay with Celtic for my entire career would be unbelievable," Forrest told The Scotsman. "We’re still a long way away from that but I’m really enjoying it and, over the last few years, I’ve discovered that this club is bigger than even I had realised before.

"I’m delighted to be here and I’ll keep working hard to ensure that I can stay here. I’ve spoken to more players than you might think who have left here and then wished that they hadn’t.

"Many would tell you themselves that they didn’t realise what a big club this is until after they’d gone. Of course, some of them moved on to have a different experience and probably wouldn’t change things."

21st April 2019, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Celtic; James Forrest of Celtic on the ball

Over the course of the season, Forrest has played 55 games in all competitions, scoring 17 goals and supplying his teammates with 20 assists [transfermarkt]

There are two more games in the season remaining for Neil Lennon's side - one in the Premiership and another in the Scottish Cup final. 

Both encounters will be against Craig Levein's Hearts, with the league encounter taking place at Parkhead where Celtic will be celebrating their title win and then the cup final encounter will take place at Hampden. 

Neil Lennon the head coach

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