Ryan Christie has revealed that new signing Timothy Weah has been receiving stick for his celebration against Airdrie.
The USA internationalist came on and scored on his debut last Saturday. Airdrie were thoroughly beaten 3-0 at Parkhead, and it should’ve been more on the day.
Weah’s goal capped things off nicely for the Hoops. The American then celebrated his low poke through David Hutton’s legs in emphatic fashion. He clutched the badge, pointed to the back of his shirt, and seemed to offer thanks to the heavens as well.
It was certainly a packed celebration, and Christie has revealed the Bhoys haven’t let him forget it. Speaking in the Scottish Sun, Christie spoke of Weah’s fine start in the Hoops.
“Timo could not have planned it better, coming off the bench and scoring a goal.
“He was getting a bit of stick for his celebration because it seemed to go on for about five minutes.
“Fair play to him, he’s been eager to get going since he joined us in Dubai. He has a great American accent, so he’s getting a bit of stick for that as well — but he has fitted in really well.”
Momentum now key for Weah and Celtic
The one big target both Weah and Celtic need to have now is momentum. The American striker will likely start tonight’s contest against St Mirren at Celtic Park, and another goal or two would only add to the excitement around his arrival.
Meanwhile, Celtic are working hard to try and remove that lingering thought of the Glasgow derby defeat. Like it or not, it hasn’t quite left the Hoops’ system, and only a strong run of wins will put it in the rear-view mirror.
It seems as though the relationship between Weah and his team-mates has certainly started off in positive fashion too. The Celtic dressing room appears to be as positive as it has been in around 18 months.
But that’ll only stay the same through good results. Celtic are looking to peel away from the rest of the pack in Scotland, having failed to do so in the first half of the campaign.
Weah’s arrival has given everyone a massive boost. It’s great to see the team-mates are also getting involved with him too. It can only bode well for the rest of the season.