Celtic’s on-loan PSG striker Timothy Weah doesn’t seem too disappointed by a lack of game-time at Parkhead.
Instead, the Celtic frontman can’t speak highly enough of the competition for places in Glasgow.
Despite being a big-name signing in January, Weah has incredibly made just three starts for the Hoops. He has come off the bench on 11 other occasions, but not for a substantial period of time.
Therefore, considering he is on-loan to get game-time at senior level, you could understand if Weah was becoming frustrated. But speaking in the Celtic View (Volume 54, Issue 37, Page 23), the wonderkid couldn’t help but praise the squad depth.
“I think the competition for places in the team just keeps you on your toes and keeps you sharp. You need to give 100 per cent, week-in and week-out, and if you don’t do that, you always know there’s someone waiting to come in to replace you.
“Competition in the team is what makes the team so good. Knowing that you have players that can start the game and players that can come in and impact the match.
“And I think that’s one of the upsides of playing at such a top club.”
Despite his name, Weah demands nothing
His attitude just continues to impress at Celtic. His commitment to the club has been superb, and despite his big name, he comes across as a real team-player as opposed to being individually motivated.
This is by far the kind of response that supporters and Neil Lennon will appreciate. Just three starts to his name in a loan spell he probably thought he’d be playing every week in, and still, he comes across just as enthusiastic as when he first signed.
Of course, just because he isn’t playing doesn’t mean it’s the right decision. He continues to be one of Celtic’s most creative players when he’s on the pitch. He has four goals to his name so far, and there’s no denying it would be a lot more if he had been given more starting opportunities.
This Sunday against Aberdeen, it would be great to see Weah alongside Odsonne Edouard. But Lennon has yet to go with two up top since becoming the Celtic manager.
As is the norm these days for the USA international, he’ll likely be coming off the bench if needed.