Carter-Vickers admits Celtic penalty concern

Celtic defender Cameron Carter-Vickers has admitted that he thought that he had given away a penalty in Saturday’s Scottish Cup win over Aberdeen. Don Robertson blew his whistle after the American collided with Junior Hoilet which resulted in a cheer from the Dons end; however, it quickly became clear it was for the foul on Alastair Johnston by his compatriot, Hoilet.

Speaking after the game, CCV admitted he thought it was a foul by him but that the referee made the right call in the end.

“Yes, I did, to be honest. It probably was a foul. We didn’t get given the (earlier) foul before but then we did. I thought it was given but then when it wasn’t I was happy.

“You obviously don’t want to concede late and then you’re thinking at that point it’s going to penalties. I was praying. The ref just said it was a foul against Alistair Johnston. And then I saw VAR was checking it. I said to him ‘If you’ve seen it on the pitch then just stick to your decision.”

Celtic did, however, concede again which left spot kicks to decide who would be going into the May 25th Cup Final. Fortunately for Brendan Rodgers & Co, it was Celtic and they’ll now face Rangers at Hampden.

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