Jeremy Toljan’s Parkhead experience was everything he could’ve asked for.
The new right-back on loan from Borussia Dortmund made his starting debut in the 2-0 win over Hibernian last night. It was yet another competent display from him too as he darted up and down the right.
His combination play with Timothy Weah has given Brendan Rodgers something different to think about. It was certainly one of the highlights of the night for supporters watching the game.
But the German defender has claimed last night was special for one key reason – he couldn’t wait to sample the Parkhead atmosphere. Speaking to STV after the game, Toljan said the following.
“It was exciting. I’d been looking forward to it since I came here.
“I’d heard a lot about how the stadium was crazy, a good atmosphere, I enjoyed it a lot. It’s been an exciting few days, it’s a nice team, they have accepted me very well.
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“It’s exactly what I expected, obviously I had seen some video clips and matches. I knew what to expect and the style of play suits me well.
Isn’t the first and won’t be the last
The loan star isn’t the first player to be wowed by the Parkhead arena. He also certainly won’t be the last.
The Hoops supporters came out in their numbers to roar the team onto victory last night in a huge match. With Celtic’s rivals now motoring, there’s no time for the likes of Toljan to have any teething problems.
Thankfully for supporters, he doesn’t seem to be having anything of the sort. Instead, the German put in another top display against Hibernian, bombing up and down the right and providing support for Weah.
Yet again, he didn’t have much to do defensively. Hibs didn’t use much pace down the left flank, as they played without a natural left-winger.
But that was hardly Toljan’s fault. He did what he was asked to do yet again, and is already looking like a solid improvement on Mikael Lustig.