Scott Brown Exclusive: Celtic Fans Would Take Over In The Premier League

Celtic skipper Scott Brown believes the club's fans would "take over" if they were to play in the Premier League.

The Bhoys' unprecedented achievement of winning eight consecutive league titles and three domestic trebles on the trot has once again brought about discussion on how Celtic would get on in the English top-flight if they made the switch.

And with one of the best atmospheres in world football at Parkhead, Brown feels as though it would be pretty smooth adaptation period.

Image: New Balance
Image: New Balance

"I think our fans would take over," he told SPORTbible.

"Our fan support all over the world is huge and I think that's definitely one thing we would thrive off. They show their love to every single player that comes on the park and that's what makes them very, very special.

"You never get bored of doing that walk-out when they're all cheering and singing, especially on Champions League nights.

"I think the lads would do great as well - we've competed in the Champions League against top teams like Man City and it was a draw at both places. It shows you we can compete."

Since being appointed captain in 2010, Brown's trophy-haul in Glasgow has been nothing short of incredible - with eight league titles, five Scottish cups and four league cups.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The 33 year old is one of the most successful captains in Celtic's history. Yet he does not want any credit and refutes claims that he's a legend at the club.

"I ain't no legend!" he stressed.

"I'm just a guy that got very lucky and is still playing and enjoying his football. The legends are the one that played in the European Cup final in 1967, reaching legendary status at this club.

"For me it's not about myself or any individuals. It's about winning games, winning trophies and enjoying every single moment of it.

"The last couple of years have been phenomenal with how well we've done. We're a tight team, with no individuals."

Image: New Balance
Image: New Balance

Brown has a reputation for being one of the toughest competitors in the game and a master of riling up the opposition.

Asked how he thinks opposing fans view him, he says, "Probably not very well but I take that in my stride".

But those feisty 50-50 battles and crunching tackles in the middle of the park are what he lives for.

"It's part and parcel of the game," Brown said.

"In the first 10-15 minutes you've got to win the battle so you can get the ball down and play.

"Even though that's a bit old-fashioned, it still happens up in Scotland - we haven't got the pristine pitches most English teams have got and we don't get the weather either so sometimes you've got to play that way."

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