DOM Ball says winning the Old Firm on penalties to reach the Scottish Cup Final is the biggest moment of his career to date.
Ball played the entirety of the 120 minutes and admits he knew every Gers player had the belief to win the game, which he described as the best he has ever taken part in, well before it kicked off.
Tomas Rogic’s missed penalty handed Gers the win after Kenny Miller and Barrie McKay had both given Rangers leads in the game, only to be pegged back twice.
20-year-old Ball said: “It was unbelievable, it was probably the best game I have ever played in my life and to win it the way we did, on penalties, was just unbelievable.
“This is the biggest game I’ve ever played in and we won it as well so it was definitely the biggest moment in my career so far.”
“I didn’t have any clue what to expect, you see clips of these games and you know they’re a good team with some good individual players.
“But just in the back of my mind I knew the rest of the players in the team all had that belief in our team.”
“As soon as they game started and we started playing the way we did I knew we deserved to win this and knew we were the better team and luckily we went and won it.
“I thought we were great in the first-half and when we have started well this season we have gone and won the games.
“It was really important for us to go and impose our style on the game and we did that, they couldn’t live with us and we went and did what we had to do.”
Ball started the game in holding midfield but was forced to drop back into the centre of defence after Rob Kiernan limped off with an injury.
The utility man continued:
“My legs are a wreck but it’s worth it because this is what it takes to win games like this.”
“You might have to play in two positions so I was ready for it and I thought I did alright.
“We have Hibs in the final now and we have played them this season and shown we are the better team and we just have to go and do that again.”