It was after the Scottish Cup Final and, the season being over, Walter Smith
and Tommy Burns were being interviewed together. Posing the first question to
Burns, the interviewer asked him what he hoped to win with Celtic in the coming
season. The Hoops manager replied:
'I would like to see Celtic Football Club lift the trophy for the Tennents Sixes.'
Turning to Smith, the interviewer then put the same question to him. The Gers
man's answer was: 'I would like to win the League, The Scottish Cup, The Coca-Cola
Cup, and the European Champions League.'
The interviewer gave a surprised laugh.
'Don't you think,' he said, 'That you're being a bit ambitious there, Walter?'
Smith shrugged and nodded towards his Celtic counterpart and said:
'Well, he started it.'