St Johnstone captain Jason Kerr has admitted that it felt ‘weird’ to lift the Betfred Cup on Sunday following the Perth side’s win in the final.
The Saints defeated Livingston 1-0, to claim their second domestic trophy in seven years. Kerr disclosed that the enormity of the moment only hit him as he was preparing to lift the trophy at Hampden Park.
“I’m actually lifting a trophy”
“It’s a real honour for me to lift that trophy. It was weird at the time. A couple of seconds before I lifted it, I was thinking ‘wow, I’m actually lifting a cup for St Johnstone’” he said.
“It’s a massive moment for me, and a massive moment for the club as well. I’m chuffed to bits” the Saints captain stated.
The cup win means that St Johnstone are the second most successful Scottish team of the last 10 years. Aside from Celtic, no other club has won more than one trophy. The Perth side can claim two with the Betfred Cup win.
Consistency shown over last few years
Kerr feels that St Johnstone are in that rarefied company due to the consistency that the club has shown over the last decade.
“I kind of put it down to consistency. We are always consistently doing well in the league. And we give ourselves a chance to win cups. It’s really good that those stats are there” Kerr concluded.
Now that the cup is won, St Johnstone will now turn their attention to an unlikely top six finish in the Premiership. For that to happen, they will need to defeat St Johnstone this evening.