James Forrest scored the pivotal away goal in Celtic’s 1-1 draw against CFR Cluj, and the fans are loving his performance.
The winger scored his side’s equaliser having watched Mario Rondon give the Romanians a lead in the Champions League third qualifying round tie.
Neil Lennon’s men will hope the away goal will help them get past Cluj next week at Parkhead, knowing that should they do so they’ll face Slavia Prague in the next round and guarantee European football for the club until at least Christmas.
Getting past Cluj would mean they’ll play in the group stages of one of the two European tournaments. Beat Slavia and it’s the Champions League, lose and it’s the Europa League.
Yet, they need to get there first and the fans know they’re more likely to be there thanks to Forrest’s goal. The supporters were full of praise for their 28-year-old star and his impactful display in Romania.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter…
Big players score big goals! James Forrest ??
— Tony Watt (@Tony_Watt7) August 7, 2019
James Forrest plays for Celtic for 10 years, scoring important goals and has no intention of leaving. There is your Celtic man. Time fans treated him like it.
— NEILJUNG67 (@NEILJUNGERS67) August 7, 2019
Green Brigade better have a james Forrest tifo the next home game. #jamesforrest
— Michael (@mBarclay89) August 7, 2019
James Forrest has now scored a competitive goal for Celtic for 11 consecutive seasons.
Superb from the wee man
— Tim Trivia (@TriviaTim) August 7, 2019
Announce James forrest lifetime contract. Man deserves it all
— Rían Ó’Gréacháin (@rgraham88) August 8, 2019
Think every Celtic fan including Chris Sutton who’s doing commentary breathed a huge sigh of relief after that Forrest goal ? that away goal is sooo important ?
— connor james (@connorj70859943) August 7, 2019
Celtic need to know what they have with Forrest. The time for taking him for granted is over.
— Huell Babineux ?? ?? (@HBabineux) August 8, 2019