Celtic's Kelvin Wilson hails triumph over Barcelona as greatest night of career

Kelvin Wilson: Believes Celtic have achieved something great.

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Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson has hailed beating Barcelona in the Champions League as the greatest night of his career.

The Englishman was part of a stunning Celtic display as they nullified the threat of Lionel Messi and the rest to win 2-1 at Celtic Park on Wednesday evening.

Asked if the night will stay with him for the rest of his life, the 27-year-old told Sky Sports: "Oh definitely. I think for any footballer, to beat the best team in the world - that will stick with you.

"It's got to be the best. To beat Barcelona at Celtic Park in front of a full house on a European night? It's without doubt the best.

"Barcelona don't lose many games and we've achieved something great so everybody deserves to just sit down and take it in."

Goals from Victor Wanyama and Tony Watt gave Neil Lennon's men a two-goal lead before Messi fired home a late effort to leave Scottish nerves trembling.

Barca had turned things around late on in the previous meeting between the sides just two weeks earlier and Wilson admits it was a concern.

"Of course, it's always at the back of your mind," he added. "Especially after the weekend against Dundee (United) as well when we were 2-0 up with four minutes to go and they scored two.

"So when they got the first one it was just like, right, this isn't going to happen again. I think all the boys took that mentality and that's why we saw it out.

"It's pretty much a concentration game. You've got to be switched on all game. I think that was the key to our success."

You can listen to the full interview on Sky Sports Radio.