Speaking in a press conference, Jozo Simunovic has commented on making his debut for Celtic, having moved to Parkhead in the summer transfer window.
JS: "A very good game and I enjoyed it. For me, it was another experience." #UEL (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) September 18, 2015
JS: "A good experience and maybe we could have got all three points but we had one player less at the end of the game & a draw was ok." (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) September 18, 2015
Simunovic made his debut for the Bhoys on Thursday, playing the entire game as Ronny Deila’s men secured a 2-2 away draw with Ajax in the Europa League.
The Croatian centre-back, 21, impressed at the heart of the defence, setting up alongside Dedryck Boyata. He did not look flustered under the pressure of a strong attacking performance from Ajax, and although Celtic conceded twice, Simunovic can come away from the game with his head held high.
Considering Celtic put in a questionable performance against Aberdeen last weekend, conceding two sloppy goals to result in a loss, the introduction of Simunovic has done much to shore up their back-line.
It took a tremendous team goal, and then a free-kick for Ajax to hit the back of the net, and the Dutch side were finding it hard to break down a strong Celtic back-line aside from those chances.
Following this performance, Simunovic deserves to keep his place in Deila’s first-team, and it would be a surprise he if did not make his league debut at home this weekend, when the Bhoys take on Dundee on Sunday.