Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki is one of the stories of the English Premier League season so far. In only three league games, he has scored five goals.
That is the opposite of his time at Celtic a few seasons ago. He found it very difficult to find the back of the net, and he admitted in an interview with Chris Sutton that he found the game in Scotland more difficult than he thought it would be.
“I thought it would be much easier”
“I thought it would be much easier than it was. It was quicker than I thought” he said, as reported by the Daily Mail.
“When you got the ball, there was always a defender at you.”
Pukki has certainly improved his game since he left Celtic. Last season he scored 30 goals as he helped Norwich win promotion to the Premier League.
Whilst at Celtic he managed to score only nine goals in 38 appearances.
Comments are very honest
Pukki’s comments are very honest. It is not often that a player will admit that he thought it would be easy when he went to play for a club.
It is not an attitude that is going earn you much success as a player. Pukki seems to have realised that by his comments.
However, plenty of strikers have failed to make the grade in Scotland. The attitude that Pukki has now would have likely made him a success for Celtic.
Overall, whilst his time at Celtic might not have worked out for either party, it has helped Pukki’s career in the long run.