Celtic were “fortunate” to survive a Rangers bombardment and lift the League Cup with 19 men, says manager Neil Lennon.
Lennon’s side clinched a fourth League Cup in a row as Christopher Jullien’s goal settled a dramatic final.
Celtic had Jeremie Frimpong sent off while goalkeeper Fraser Forster pulled off a string of saves, including saving Alfredo Morelos’ penalty.
“This team just doesn’t know when it’s beaten,” Lennon told BBC Scotland.
“We weren’t great today but we still won and that’s what cup football is all about.
” They still dig it out and dig it out. They’re amazing. “
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Celtic have now won 10 consecutive domestic trophies in a row after Frenchman Jullien slammed in the winner with Celtic’s only shot on target , though the defender appeared a yard offside.
But three minutes later in a frantic contest, Frimpong was sent off after fouling Morelos in the box, only for Forster to save the Colombian’s penalty.
“Fraser Forster was outstanding,” said Lennon. “He made some unbelievable saves, world-class saves.
“We didn’t get going in the first half, second half we were better. The introduction of Odsonne [Edouard] gave us a real spark. The mentality of the team is amazing. They’ve won 10 in a row – I don’t know how they do it.
“You’ve got to give credit to Rangers today they played great and made the cup final what it was. “