Celtic defeated rivals Hearts of Midlothian by a score of 3-0 in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals at the weekend – here’s what their fans had to say on Twitter after the final whistle was blown.
While most of Celtic’s fanbase were jubilant with the victory and waxed lyrical on the team’s performance, others were less convinced by the comfortable victory.
They were keen to point out that Celtic weren’t at their best and also took issue with the lack of quality shown by their opposition.
While Celtic may have played well, they were never really forced out of second gear – Hearts did very little to trouble the Bhoys, mustering just a solitary shot on goal across 90 minutes.
It's so stress free watching Celtic these days
— Ian Rice (@elmwood62) March 11, 2023
A good win Celts, while not at our dynamic best.
But didn’t need to be.
When will opposition teams & managers learn about running their mouths off before a ball is kicked ?
Good goals, total control.
Johnston MOTM by some way. CCV also excellent.
On to Hampden again.
— 🤘R4tser ラット 🐈⬛ (@R4tser) March 11, 2023
It gets better and better, what a team
Ange has built. pic.twitter.com/U6j3DonjDJ
— aj67tic🍀💚🐕 (@aj67tic) March 11, 2023
Stroll in the park.
— Raymond rouge (@RaymondRouge) March 12, 2023
So comfortable. The mentality in this side is incredible. Outworked them for 92mins and really could have been 6 or 7 today.
— Hakuna Hatate 🇯🇵 レンジャーズスケルパー (@quadtreblechamp) March 11, 2023
The pain from the Hearts fans is beautiful. 😀🍀
— The Free Rogic International. (@CelticEnded2iar) March 13, 2023
Celtic fans were certainly unanimous in their elation at the result – however, some sets of fans were happier than others. Several fans were keen to point out how poor Hearts were – despite being the home side in the tie, The Jambos enjoyed a pittance of the total possession and rarely threatened the Celts’ goal.
Former Manchester City ‘keeper Joe Hart was forced into a double save at one point, but this was the closest that Hearts came to breaching Celtic’s goal.
The Celts will play local rivals Rangers in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup on April 29 at Hampden Park – can the Bhoys make a statement in their quest for the treble?