Guidetti: There were too few 'big games' at Celtic; that's why I left

Celtic Football Club Wide

The former Celtic loanee has been discussing his time with the Scottish champions.

John Guidetti has described the atmosphere during Celtic's Europa League clash with Inter Milan as 'magical' - but says there were too few similar occasions at Parkhead, according to the Daily Record.

Indeed, Guidetti spent last season on loan at Parkhead but, in the end, refused to commit to the club long term, with the Swede now explaining his *version* of why.

The 23-year-old says his goals were counted as less important on the international stage within the Scottish Premiership and is unhappy with the lack of 'big games' at Celtic.

He is quoted as telling Swedish newspaper Expressen: "I was taken out of the national team after scoring, I think it was 11 goals in 10 matches but I did not play.

"Then I understood. It felt like my goals at Celtic were not counted in the same way as in other leagues and I can understand.

"We played Inter and the stadium was packed. It was the most magical atmosphere I have experienced. But there are too few big games in Celtic.

"So I felt that my goals were not counted in the same way as in another league. There are too few 'big games'."

Leigh Griffiths really stepped up to the mark towards the end of last season, making up for Guidetti's lack of input with goals galore.

Stefan Scepovic, meanwhile, netted a brace for Celtic during the last day of the Scottish Premiership season, perhaps giving boss Ronny Deila hope that the Serb can also come good at Parkhead with time.

Celtic need to take a measured approach with their front line, however, as their aim of Champions League football is no simple matter. The Bhoys need nothing but the best in the final third.

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