HERO Nikola Katic doesn’t “want this moment to ever finish” after writing himself into Ibrox folklore with the winning goal at Parkhead in today’s Old Firm game.
Not for over nine years have Rangers won at the home of their biggest rivals – but they did so today with Katic leaping incredibly to nod home a Borna Barisic corner on 56 minutes after Odsonne Edouard had earlier canceled out Ryan Kent’s opener.
Being the man to win the game today means he’ll never be forgotten by the Rangers support – and he paid tribute to technical coach Tom Culsaw for his set-piece work on the training ground.
He told RangersTV: “It’s a really amazing day and I just said to Connor [Goldson] I don’t want this moment to ever finish.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling – it was difficult after we conceded, but in the end, we stayed strong and believed in ourselves to show we were the better team today and I am so happy with this.
“[The goal was] an amazing, amazing moment. My brother was in the stand as well and I have worked so, so hard for this practicing every day with Tom on set-pieces.
“I am glad I brought the three points home.”
Katic had a roller-coaster afternoon having earlier conceded a penalty for a foul on Christopher Jullien.
He continued: “It was difficult but Greegsy [Allan McGregor] made an amazing reaction save – he saved me and he saved the team.
“We stayed strong and had a plan to stick to the plan – we conceded off a deflection which was unlucky, but we stayed strong and we made it in the second half.
“It was the plan to have seven players behind and have the base really strong, have a good middle-block and try to score from the counter-attack as we have really good players as the wingers and Alfredo too.
“We did well, we stuck to the plan and earned the three points.”