Jeremy Toljan’s excitement about the Celtic Park atmosphere isn’t something that supporters will be too surprised about.
After all, the likes of Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta are just two to have lavished praise on the Parkhead cauldron. It used to be the case that visiting teams saw Celtic as a real scalp away from home, but that tag has diminished in recent years.
The one thing that’s remained the same, however, is the atmosphere. Still, supporters continue to try and put the fear of God into opposition players. Sometimes it works, and then it’s down to the Hoops players to take advantage of it.
And Toljan, after being unveiled by the club today, stated via Celtic’s official Twitter account that he can’t wait to get stuck into it himself.
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Toljan was the late deal last night that everyone was hoping for. The right-back arrived in the closing stages of deadline-day, as the Hoops secured the right-back they so desperately needed. Albeit, the deal is just a loan until the end of the season.
But that doesn’t seem to have stopped Toljan from getting stuck into footage of Parkhead at its very best.
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The standout tie for him, you have to imagine then, will be Valencia on February 14th. We’re now just less than two weeks from that mouth-watering occasion, and Toljan looks likely to play in it.
That’s because today, it was announced on Celtic’s Twitter account that the right-back will be wearing the number two jersey. If you’re a traditionalist, that tends to be the main squad number for your number one right-back.
Brendan Rodgers confirmed that Toljan was what he likes in a full-back – highlighting the German’s athleticism. He’s yet to confirm whether he’ll automatically replace Mikael Lustig as first-choice.
But it’s clear Toljan is fully aware of the passion the Hoops supporters bring. Like many before him, he’s about to be wowed by them.