Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie has made an admission that he thought he would never make the breakthrough to the Hoops first-team.
At the start of the season Christie looked like being a squad player at best for the Hoops.
However, injuries allowed him to get into the first-team. Since then, he has become arguably the most important player in the squad.
However, he admits that he thought the day would not come.
“Going back to the start of the season I would never have thought it would go the way it did,” he said, as reported by the Herald.
“I’ve been delighted with how it went. I could never have imagined this is the way it would have turned out”.
So vital has Christie been to the Hoops that his absence from the upcoming Scottish Cup Final is a real blow to the side.
Don’t give up
The big takeaway from Christie’s comments though, are that the players that are not currently being selected for the Hoops should not give up hope on their careers at the club.
The likes of Anthony Ralston and Mikey Johnston may have been squad players this season. However, they can take heart from Christie’s situation.
You never know when the opportunity will arise in the Hoops first-team. It is up to those players to take the chance when it comes.