Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic has told the Glasgow Evening Times that the positive attitude of his colleagues was what helped him through a difficult period in his career.
Rogic didn’t kick a ball for Celtic last season but has shown great character and strength to fight his way back to a position where he’s providing manager Ronny Deila, with a real option moving forward.
He’s commented on his state of mind as he looks to further progress towards peak fitness and fight his way back into the starting line-up.
“I’m feeling good, both physically and mentally. Obviously having missed some football it’s still a work in progress and I’m still working to get fitter and stronger,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.
“Everyone in the dressing room has been positive with me and that made going in every day a bit easier.”
“The manager has given me a lot of confidence this season as well and I’ve been working really hard, too.”
Can he become a first choice player?
It’s going to be difficult him to break up the first choice options that Deila has been using through the middle of the team.
The established trio of Scott Brown, Nir Bitton and Stefan Johansen have done a superb job for the team over an extended period of time, with the latter currently the primary attacking midfielder at the club.
Rogic has to try and find a way to improve his position in the pecking order regardless if that’s initially confined to ceating an impression on the mind of the manager in some intense training sessions.
Sooner or later he will get a chance and he seems determined to ensure that he’s ready for it when it does arrive.