That was a fantastic presser today from our new signing Sead Haksabanovic.
He watched the game from the stand at the weekend and from what he had to say about it, it’s obvious that he’s very excited about this team and keen to play his part in it.
As a footballer I don’t know much about him, but his pedigree is excellent and Ange has signed off on him so I am pretty sure we’ve got a good player. The way he spoke today, he’s not going to settle for a place on the bench but he talks that stuff about putting the team first which is so critical to everything we’re doing at Celtic right now.
He sounds up for it. He sounds like he wants to burn this league down.
The way he talked about how he would have scored four as part of the team at the weekend … tongue in cheek, yes, but exactly the sort of thing that should scare our opponents.
“”I want to score goals, I want to make assists, I want to dribble.
I am here for it and I will work hard for it as well. I am going to do everything for me and the team, and I think I am going to get the fans off their seats sometimes with some good dribbling, some good actions and hopefully some points as well. I am ready. Now it’s just up to the manager when he wants me to play,” he said.
And that’s great. That sounds impressive.
What sounds even more impressive is his versatility.
He has played as a number 8, as a number 10, he prefers playing wide left but has also played on the right. This is another of the Ange templates, another of the things the boss wants to see in a player.
Everything about that presser, and the way the guy presents himself, has me excited for this deal. He ticks all the boxes, and he sounds bang up for the battle.
It will be interesting to see if Ange plays him in midweek.
That puts him in contention for the bench on Saturday.