Jozo Simunovic: Triple-treble will take time to sink in


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Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic says the magnitude of winning the triple-treble will take time to fully sink in.

The Bhoys completed a clean-sweep of domestic trophies in Scotland for the third successive season after coming from behind to beat Hearts 2-1 in Saturday’s Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park.

Croatian centre-back Simunovic has played a big part in Celtic’s dominance over recent years and he believes achieving the triple-treble is a huge moment for the club and one that they will look back on fondly.

“The feeling is amazing,” the 24-year-old told the Celtic website. “I still don’t think what we’ve achieved over these last two years has sunk in. It feels amazing and tomorrow will be even better.

“We still don’t really know what we’ve achieved. When everything settles down we’ll find out exactly what we’ve done. This one is the best because it’s the last one.”

It was confirmed shortly after Saturday’s success that boss Neil Lennon, who took over on a temporary basis following Brendan Rodgers’ departure in February, has been offered the managerial position at Parkhead on a permanent basis, something that has pleased Simunovic and the rest of the Celtic squad.

“We found out in the changing room that he was going to be the manager and he got a big cheer,” Simunovic added. “He’s a big part of this club, there’s no doubt about that and he deserves this.”

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