Jeremie Frimpong sounds confident ahead of possible derby debut

By John Reid

December 7, 2019

Celtic’s Jeremie Frimpong has yet to put a foot wrong in his short time as a first-team regular. The right-right, who is just 18, has been excellent since making his breakthrough into the Hoops squad earlier this season.

Now he could be set for his toughest test yet, if he is selected to play in Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final against Rangers. That could pit him against Rangers winger Ryan Kent, who is one of the Ibrox side’s danger men.

However, Frimpong sounds confident in his ability for the game.

“I never played against Ryan Kent in England” he said, as reported by the Daily Mail.

“I’ve always been confident”

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“But I was with Brandon Barker at Manchester City. It doesn’t worry me. I’ve always been confident about big games. I think I still have work to do on everything, but mainly defending. Don’t get scared, it’s just another game. Go and play. I guess that’s my approach to life really” he continued.

Frimpong sounds very confident in his ability as a player, and so he should be. He has been superb since becoming a first-team regular.

Player facing his biggest test yet

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Obviously he has yet to play in a Glasgow derby though, let alone a cup final. Should Neil Lennon select him for the Hampden Park clash on Sunday, it will be his biggest test yet. However, the player sound like he will be able to handle the situation.

You wouldn’t bet against Frimpong turning in one of Celtic’s best performances on the day. He could well be a constant attacking threat on the right, and can link-up well with James Forrest.

Even if Frimpong doesn’t have the best of games its not like his career will be permanently derailed, he is far too good for that. He will pick himself up, and get back on with his game. However, the player seems to believe he will thrive in the derby atmosphere, and chances are that he will.