Beram Kayal says nothing comes close to Celtic fans; brushes off Ibrox title challenge
Former Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal has no doubt that Neil Lennon and his squad will win ten-in-a-row this season, The Herald reports.
Kayal has spent the last five years at English Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion, though his exit has been confirmed following the conclusion of the season across the border.
Now on the hunt for a new club, he was asked by the paper for his thoughts on new Rangers signing Leon Balogun, who Kayal played with at the Seagulls.
Although he had high praise for Balogun, the subject soon turned to Celtic and Kayal couldn’t have made it clearer how much he loves the club and its supporters.
He also reckons there is no chance that the Hoops will lose their status as league champions this term.
As quoted by The Herald, the 32-year-old said: “My spell in Scotland is a great memory for me, I enjoyed my time. We started something there and I think they will finish it this season by completing 10-In-A-Row. I have been really pleased to see the boys continue to do so well.
“It hasn’t been easy for them to change manager from Ronny Deila to Brendan Rodgers and now the main man Lenny is back. Neil Lennon is a super guy, he is hungry, he wants to win. I have no doubt Celtic are going to do it.
“My dream as a footballer was always to play in the Premier League in England and I have done that with Brighton. But nothing in my career has been close to the level of love and support I received from Celtic supporters and the club itself. It was a great time for me and my family.”
Kayal is still just 32 and as a player with Premier League, European and international experience, he shouldn’t be short of offers from around the continent heading into the new campaign.
He was well-liked at Brighton and although it always felt he never quite reached his potential at Celtic, it was nice to see him have a good career in England following his departure.
The Israeli international won’t find many Celtic fans disagreeing with his latest comments.
Confidence remains high we can do the job domestically this season and Kayal clearly still knows who the best team in the country is.