Korean midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng was full of delight after scoring in Celtic's 3-0 Scottish Cup final victory over Motherwell and says the triumph eases the pain of missing out on the league title.
Ki scored the opening goal on 32 minutes in Saturday's cup final at Hampden Park with a wonderful left-foot long-range effort which separated the two sides until Stephen Craigan's 76th-minute own goal.
Charlie Mulgrew added a third for the Hoops on 88 minutes to seal Celtic's only piece of silverware this season and Ki's first since joining the club in December 2009, after narrowly falling short to Rangers in the race for the league title last weekend.
Ki, 22, was named man-of-the-match after the game and told Sky Sports Two it helped ease last weekend's disappointment.
"It's an unbelievable performance from all the boys," said Ki.
"We are a little bit disappointed because we didn't win the league, but before the game we said we would play for the fans and play for ourselves so we finish the season with a big trophy
"We believed in ourselves and knew our quality was much stronger than Motherwell's."
The goal and cup victory capped a fine full debut season in Scotland for ex-FC Seoul midfielder Ki who made 37 appearances in all competitions for the Hoops, scoring six goals.