Josip Juranovic tells Polish media all about how much he loves Celtic

By David Walton

May 23, 2022

Celtic right-back Josip Juranovic has told Polish media about life at Parkhead and how much he’s enjoying Glasgow.

Juranovic has had a stunning campaign in Scotland after arriving in the summer from Legia Warsaw. The Croatian international has captured the hearts of the Celtic support by both his performances and the way in which he’s embraced the culture at Parkhead.

The marauding full-back has been an undroppable under Ange Postecoglou when fit, and will be operating in the UEFA Champions League next season for the first time in his career.

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Josip also struck up a fine relationship with supporters of Legia before his 2021 departure. And as he was interviewed by Polish media outlet TVP Sport, he told them all about life in Glasgow and how much he’s enjoying himself:

“Everything is amazing at Celtic. In each of our games, 60,000 people, regardless of what time we play – at noon or in the evening. Glasgow combines tradition and modernity. I live very well there. 

“I’m enjoying the moment. I am really happy at Celtic. I have amazing fans behind me who even made a song about me. I am having a good time there and enjoy playing football. The last two years of my career have been very good and I would just like to continue – maybe without injuring myself because I was a bit unlucky. 

“But at the same time, Celtic won the championship and that’s what matters most.”

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Josip Juranovic shines positive light on Celtic in Polish media interview

It’s always satisfying to see your best players bigging up life at Celtic. How often do we see big-name stars go back to their homeland or foreign soil and talk up a potential move away?

You have to say that hasn’t happened in the early stages of the summer. Juranovic joins Liel Abada and Giorgos Giakoumakis in showing their commitment to the club verbally. They haven’t caused any controversy and there’s certainly no need to be concerned with their interviews so far.

Perhaps we’re seeing the early effects of the UCL carrot. Why on earth would those who signed up only last year want to leave right now? Next season has the potential to blow even this one way out of the water – if we can add European success at least.

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Juranovic exuberates the kind of happiness we want to see from all of our top players. Given how important it is to keep this squad together for next year, that’s really promising.

The UCL campaign will be a first for many of our top stars if they remain at the club. The likes of Juranovic, Carl Starfelt, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Matt O’Riley, Reo Hatate, Daizen Maeda, and Kyogo could all be making their bows in the competition.

It’s as exciting a time to be a Celtic player as we’ve had since the Brendan Rodgers days. It’s no surprise to see the likes of Juranovic buzzing with life here.

In other news, Confirmed: Ex-Celtic goalkeeper returns to Scottish football