"I am sure he would acknowledge that"; Ange Postecoglou on Jeremie Frimpong's Celtic return

By John McGinley

September 26, 2021

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has been discussing the imminent return of Jeremie Frimpong to Glasgow.

The flying full-back is due to visit with Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday night and would appear to be an almost guaranteed starter.

Frimpong was impressive in their opening Europa League clash against Ferencvaros, registering two assists in a 2-1 win.

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The defender has also been in ever-present in the Bundesliga so far this season, helping Leverkusen to four wins and a draw from their first six matches.

Asked about the player and his progress this weekend, Postecoglou was sure to acknowledge Celtic’s role in his development.

The Bhoys boss told The Glasgow Times: “He has done really well. He did well here in the couple of years and I think he would be the first to say his time with Celtic helped him in his career. 

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“We gave him that platform on which to perform. He did so and he got a great move after it. 

“Anyone who passes through this club is part of our history and I am sure he would acknowledge that.

“Leverkusen are an outstanding team with great pedigree and great history. It is our first home game in the group stages and it will be a special night, I am looking forward to it.”

Frimpong certainly has the ability to do damage to the Bhoys this week, and I’m not relishing watching him do it, to be honest.

If you follow 67 Hail Hail regularly you’ll know I have no beef with players who want to move on from Celtic, but it’s never nice seeing them actually play against the Bhoys. I really don’t like it!

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So, hopefully our left-back options can keep him quiet this week. Postecoglou has a number of options to choose from including Adam Montgomery, Liam Scales and even Josip Juranovic.

The manager will likely be focusing on how to put Frimpong on the backfoot with our own Celtic attacking, rather than containing him.

An exciting 90 minutes awaits and let’s hope it’s not a good one for our former prospect.

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