Jeremy Toljan has said that his transition from playing for Borussia Dortmund to Glasgow Celtic was not difficult after shining during his Scottish Premier League home debut against Hibs in midweek.

The 24-year-old arrived at Parkhead last month after having been seemingly surplus to requirements at Dortmund. He did not even make a single Bundeliga appearance for the club during the first-half of the season.

With the chance to potentially play more regularly at Celtic, the new man has admitted he was impressed by the Glasgow atmosphere in midweek.

“It was exciting,” Toljan said according to STV. 

“I’d been looking forward to it since I came here. I’d heard a lot about how the stadium was crazy, a good atmosphere, I enjoyed it a lot.

“It’s been an exciting few days, it’s a nice team, they have accepted me very well.

“I’ve had no problems and settled really quickly, everything is good so far.”

From an outsider’s perspective, it would have seemed that the player would have taken time to adapt to life at Celtic having not tasted much competitive action lately.

However, he has so far been excellent for Brendan Rogders’ side and had a good home debut as he set up the opening goal of the 2-0 Premiership win against St Johnstone, which was scored by Ryan Christie.

The former German youth international player has plenty of potential. He definitely has the ability to be a star in Scotland and will shine at Celtic provided he does not lose focus.

Toljan is exactly the type of player that the Hoops need to have within their squad if they want to carry on winning major trophies on a regular basis.

He could also play a key role for the club during the upcoming Europa League tie against Spanish club Valencia.

The Hoops will not be going into the tie against the La Liga club as favourites. However, they should try by all means to win in order to prove their doubters wrong and show that they are capable of playing against sides from Europe’s top five leagues.


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