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Watt overawed with early career highlight

Created on 08 Nov., 2012 3:25 PM GMT

Celtic youngster Tony Watt says scoring in the 2-1 win over Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday was the best moment of his life.

The 18-year-old was making his debut in the competition against the Spanish giants on the occasion of Celtic's 125th anniversary, and slotted past Victor Valdes for a goal that will seal his place in the club's folklore.

Watt seemed dumbstruck after the game, and said the moment had not sunk in yet and would probably take a few hours to do so.

"I just saw Valdes, and I thought: 'Put it to the side of him', so I did," Watt told Sky Sports.

"This is probably the best moment of my life. I'll look back on this when I'm older and think, we've just beaten Barcelona in the Champions League. There's nothing better is there?"

The striker said he had never heard anything like the atmosphere created by the fans at Celtic Park, hailing the club's support as the best in the world.

"They're the 12th man obviously, and I said on the bench to the boys I've never heard anything like it," he said.

"The place was rocking from start to finish. The fans were the best in the world, they just kept singing and singing."

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