Nicolas Kuhn aims dig at Rangers for Ibrox celebrations as Celtic star gets the last laugh

Celtic star Nicolas Kuhn aimed a dig at Rangers over their post match celebrations after salvaging a derby draw in their six-goal thriller at Ibrox in April.

The former Rapid Vienna wide man opened up on his debut season in the Scottish Premiership with the highlights being his games against the Light Blues. And the 24-year-old couldn’t resist a swipe at Philippe Clement's side's now infamous celebrations after the 3-3 draw.

He recalled: "In my first derby against Rangers, I was in the starting XI. We played away at Ibrox. In the first 10 minutes of a game like that, you can hardly breathe. But we quickly took a 2-0 lead. The atmosphere at that moment was indescribable. You had to be there to understand it. It ended 3-3 and afterwards they celebrated as if they were already champions. But after that we dominated the league, played great games and got all the points we could. And then there was the derby at Celtic Park.

"Suddenly you're playing with 60,000 fans behind you and not 50,000 against you. We scored two goals, Rangers got a red card and we brought the result over the finish line. That was the big step towards the title. The Scottish Cup Final win was crazy. You can't really explain what happens in the stadium. When you lift the trophy in front of 50,000 people, those are memories that will last for ever.

"When Celtic asked me to move, I did everything I could to make this move happen. It was my chance to win the championship and prove myself at a huge club. I wear the No.10 shirt at the club. That is also a statement from me - and of course, there is a lot of pressure on me. Next year I will play in the Champions League for the first time, that was always the goal. Now no one can say that I am lacking something. It may have taken me a little longer, but I have reached the top level.”

And Kuhn, in an interview in his homeland with t-online, admits he's determined to one day play for his country. He said: "That's extremely big for me. My statistics in the youth national teams over the years speak for themselves. I've also always loved wearing the German jersey.

"When we were fighting against relegation at Aue in Bundesliga 2 a few years ago, I said in an interview that my next goal was to play in the Champions League and return to the German team. Well, I hope to fulfil that one big dream next season with Celtic. The goal after that is clear to me...the German national team."