Neil Lennon lavished praise on his Celtic side after they came from behind to defeat Spartak Moscow in the Champions League.
The SPL champions initially took the lead through Gary Hooper but were pegged back by an Emmanuel Emenike double.
A red card for Juan Insaurralde offered Lennon's side a route back into the game and, after an own goal from Dmitri Kombarov, Georgios Samaras headed home at the death.
The result marked Celtic's first ever away victory in the Champions League proper, and their first win on the road in the competition since a European Cup defeat of Shamrock Rovers in 1986.
"I am probably the proudest man in Europe tonight," Lennon said. "I cannot speak highly enough of the players, they were magnificent.
"They played magnificent football at a very tough venue against an excellent side.
"They showed great character and fortitude to come back after going behind just after half-time.
"I thought we thoroughly deserved to win it."
Celtic caused a shock by taking the lead 12 minutes into the match, after Spartak had put them under early pressure.
The visitors' passing was lacking in conviction up until the goal, while Kelvin Wilson and Efe Ambrose were being put under pressure from a number of balls into the area.
"We didn't start the game particularly well," Lennon conceded. "We looked a bit nervous and our passing wasn't there for the first five or 10 minutes but we had a quick break and scored a good goal.
"I have to say I thought Gary Hooper was world class tonight.
"I thought he was just magnificent and the catalyst for a lot of good things we did tonight.
"There were so many good performances, Izaguirre, Ambrose, Wilson, Brown, Samaras came on to a game, Commons got stronger as the game went on, James Forrest came on and gave us pace and quality.
"I think people underestimate Celtic. I don't think we get the respect we deserve but maybe tonight's performance might change a few attitudes."