Craig Gordon may be part of one of the most dominant sides in Scottish football history, but that hasn’t stopped the goalkeeper from confessing how he was left feeling worse for wear following a brace of bids from Chelsea, according to the latest reports in the Scottish Sun.
The Parkhead ‘keeper looks set to sign a new bumper contract in the summer, but admitted the interest from Stamford Bridge in January was detrimental.
He said, “It is mentally draining, but you’ve got to do your job and we continued to play well.
“Celtic didn’t want me to go and I didn’t make a big fuss about wanting to leave.
“I wanted to make sure I was doing my job and helping the team to get to where we wanted to go.”
The 34-year-old has been a major part in Celtic’s success under manager Brendan Rodgers, which has seen them storm to the top of the Premiership, opening up a 27-point lead as they’ve remained undefeated, winning 26 of their 26 games whilst conceding a mere 16 goals, yet scoring 73.
Gordon is no stranger to the Premier League, having played for Sunderland in 2007, going on to spend five seasons at the Stadium of Light, making almost 100 appearances in a spell that was hampered by injuries.