Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata has explained why he was disappointed despite his debut goal.
Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata scored his club's opening goal against Stjarnan, but was still not satisfied.
In fact, speaking in the post-game press conference, reported via the club's official twitter feed, Boyata said he was not in a good mood, having failed to finish the game.
The former Manchester City centre-back played only 78 minutes, substituted for Efe Ambrose after going down with cramp.
DB on having to go off with cramp: “For myself, it’s something I'm not happy with. I want to finish the game." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) July 15, 2015
DB: "It’s not put me in a good mood and hopefully it’s something I can sort very quickly." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) July 15, 2015
Boyata should be celebrating, having scored in a Champions League qualifier and helped his side to a 2-0 win, keeping a clean sheet.
Instead he is angry with himself for falling short of the high standards he sets himself in terms of fitness.
While it may seem as though he is being too self-critical, it is an encouraging sign for Celtic that they have a player who cares deeply about what he can bring to his side.
The match was a competitive fixture but really Celtic are in the midst of pre-season, and these issues can happen, especially for a player who has been starved off regular football over the course of his career.
It's better to get these issue out of the way now, with no harm done to his side; instead Boyata was of real benefit during the 78 minutes he played.