Jozo Simunovic comments on his debut for Celtic

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Jozo Simunovic made his debut for Celtic on Thursday evening.

Speaking in a press conference, Jozo Simunovic has commented on making his debut for Celtic, having moved to Parkhead in the summer transfer window.

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.

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