When a club like Celtic comes in for you, you just can’t say no. But the biggest part of the decision was leaving the family at home.
I’ve played in Birmingham and Manchester where there are supporters of rival clubs too. You have to adjust to your surroundings. You can’t go wandering around Glasgow in the wrong areas. As a Celtic player you can’t do that.
Someone has new ideas, and obviously my time was up at Celtic. I had to take up a new challenge and I always want to stay true to myself.
I loved that pressure. That’s what fuels you as a player. That achievement of playing for Celtic is massive. All the fans put that pressure on your head but it makes sure you go and perform.
I’m just a Celtic fan now. I watch all the games and follow the club.
I had to take up a new challenge and I always want to stay true to myself. My last six months at Celtic were a tough time but, at the same time, I’m gone from there now, and I’m enjoying my football again.
Being at Celtic gave me some of the best moments of my career. I absolutely loved it.
You’ve got to set your sights high and expect to be scrutinised. When you play for a big club like Celtic, you’re always going to come under pressure. That’s to be expected.
All I can do is concentrate on what I’m doing, playing as well as I can at Celtic. Whatever happens outside, happens. I just need to do everything in my control, playing well.
I still want to play for my country, I’m still ambitious. But things like that are out of my control so I’ll just concentrate on trying to do well for Celtic and see what happens.
Kris Commons and Scott Brown are key players for Celtic.
Normally, Celtic dominate in their own league but it’s difficult to get good results in Europe.
My mom was a folk singer and Celtic harpist. My dad was in a barbershop quartet and my great grandma was an opera singer. As I grew up, I discovered pop music and Top 40 radio, but it was in the ’90s, so music was very different then – it was really lyrical.
Banjos are used in Celtic, English folk music and obviously American music. But not that much in pop music. But it’s more versatile than people realise it to be. It’s a beautiful instrument, very rhythmic and melodic. You can do anything with it.
I love British folk music, but I’m not obsessed with it. I love the Celtic stuff, and Enya is a favorite, but that’s more electronic.
I’m so happy to have joined Celtic and to be with this great team and amazing coaching staff.
My father has played at Celtic before. He has told me it is really intense, and it is good to grow as a footballer by playing for this club.
I am in love with Celtic, so I am really happy. It was a great feeling getting to know a new team and new coaching staff. I can’t wait to get on the field and play in front of those wonderful fans.
Celtic is the right place: the history, the fans – it’s a place I want to score more goals.
It seems everyone who knows about Celtic knows they are historical, and if you play here, expect diehard fans.
I was really scared coming to Celtic because I have heard so much about U.K. football being tough; the fans expect so much.
There is literally nothing I can describe that’s better than scoring at Celtic Park.
The Celtic, Galatian, or Gallic nation received from the common mother endowments different from those of its Italian, Germanic, and Hellenic sisters.
I feel like I was born a Celtic.
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