Cameron Carter-Vickers explains the brilliant big difference between Celtic and Spurs

By John McGinley

December 19, 2021

Cameron Carter-Vickers is relishing the pressure of playing at Celtic and having to win at all costs every matchday, no matter what.

The Tottenham Hotspur loanee has been one of Ange Postecoglou’s big signing successes this season, starting 20 matches since arriving at the end of the summer transfer window.

Now, ahead of a huge League Cup final, he’s gone on the record to state his enjoyment with the Celtic experience and how it differs from what he’s come across in the past.

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Cameron Carter-Vickers is loving life at Celtic

As quoted by The Scottish Mail on Sunday [19/12 print edition, page 151], Carter-Vickers said: “Every match here for Celtic — whether it’s the league, Europe or in the cup — there is that expectation to win it. That is definitely something a fair bit different to what I have experienced before.

“I think playing for Celtic, in general, brings a lot of pressure. That does help you as a player because you always have to be on it. That pressure helps motivate you, keeps you always on your game.

“This is 100 per cent what you look for when signing for Celtic. I love games that are so important, ones with 50,000 or so fans. The semi-final at Hampden was one of the best atmospheres I’ve been involved in, so I’m definitely looking forward to more of the same in the final.

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“When we play at home, we’ve 60,000 every other weekend expecting us to win. That pressure is always there and I know it will be amplified for the final. This is my first final, so that comes with its own pressures. I think, as a group of players, we are getting used to it and we are dealing well with it.”

Carter-Vickers has shown, so far, that he could be well worth exercising the permanent option on his Celtic loan. Reports vary on how much that is worth, but it’d be a multi-million-pound fee.

He’s been one of the most consistent players in the Hoops this season and Postecoglou appears to be a big fan. It’d be no surprise at all if he moves to Scotland next year and starts a new, successful chapter of his career after his Spurs spell and time out on loan elsewhere.

For now though, I’m just hoping for a big performance in today’s final against Hibs.

In other news, Big return, defensive change; Celtic team news and Predicted XI for Hibs final.