Tom Rogic admits he has never scored a more important goal than the one in the Scottish Cup final
And the Aussie confirmed his winning cup final strike would have lit the fuse under a massive midnight party back home in Canberra.
Rogic has been branded the “magic man” and potentially one of the best midfielders in Europe by Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers.
And he went some way to living up to that billing with his injury-time strike against Aberdeen to secure Celtic an Invincible treble.
Rogic is one of the shyest members of the Celtic squad – a man who shuns the limelight.
But there was no escaping the media glare on Saturday as the Socceroo wrote his name in the history books.
Celtic clinched the Scottish Cup trophy to go the entire domestic season unbeaten
Rogic said: “Everyone was watching back home on television, kick off was at midnight.
“My phone has been going crazy. I wasn’t really aware how much time was left when I picked up the ball. I knew it was late, but didn’t know exactly.
“It’s hard to put into words what it feels like after scoring.
“You don’t really realise what you’ve done at the time so you don’t really know where to run or what’s happening.
“It’s a special moment and something to look back on forever. It’s without doubt the most important goal I’ve ever scored.
“I’ve been lucky enough to score a couple of late winners but nothing compares to that, and when it’s in the last couple of minutes it makes it a little bit more special.”
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Rogic missed three months of the season with an ankle injury, but bounced back in the final six weeks of the season to underline his class.
Rogic is embarrassed every time Rodgers brings up the ‘Magician’ nickname, but he conceded his gaffer might now have a point.
“He’s not often wrong!” said Rogic with a laugh. "He has been amazing for the club and what he has done. He deserves massive credit.”