Victorious Celtic manager Neil Lennon praised the composure of substitute Tony Watt after coming on to score the winner
|“He has written himself into the history books of the club” – Neil Lennon|
The former Airdrie striker completely belied his tender eighteen years with a superbly taken finish with seven minutes remaining to double Celtic’s lead against the Spanish giants.
Barcelona managed a late response through Lionel Messi after Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama had earlier headed the Scottish champions in front.
“It is a phenomenal thing he has done so early in his career,” Lennon told BBC Scotland. “I said before the game I had no hesitation in playing him but we felt his lack of experience would have been a bit too much to put him in the starting line-up.
“But he came on and he did everything we asked him to do,” he added. “He scored a brilliant goal and I felt he should have had a penalty when he got the other side of Javier Mascherano. The kid is learning and he has written himself into the history books of the club.”
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