Jozo Simunovic loving life at Celtic

Jozo Simunovic is yet to taste defeat in a Celtic shirt.

Jozo Simunovic has told Celtic’s official website that he is loving playing at Parkhead, after signing for the club over the summer.

Simunovic had a disrupted start to life with the Bhoys, after suffering with an injury problem soon after joining, but he is back to full health now.

And the defender is enjoying playing for Ronny Deila’s side, after playing his first home match for the Scottish Premiership champions in late October against Dundee United.

“It took a while to play at Celtic Park but I loved it,” he said. I’m really enjoyed it and I am looking forward to each new game.

“It is beautiful to be here playing in the stadium. It feels fantastic and the fans cheer you on as they appreciate your hard work.

“The Celtic fans were great to play in front of. It had been a difficult week for them but I think it’s great that they were there to lend their support.

“That’s the mark of a great support. They are there when it’s good and they are there when it’s bad. They support no matter what and that means a lot to the players.”

Simunovic has made a good impression at Celtic in the four matches he has played to date, and he seems to have broken into Deila’s preferred line-up.

The Croatian defender was brought in to replace the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Jason Denayer, who both left Parkhead in the summer, and that means he has big shoes to fill.

He seems to have the potential to be a very promising player for Celtic, though, and is yet to taste defeat for his new club.

Simunovic will now be looking to preserve his unbeaten record when Celtic face Molde in the Europa League on Thursday night, in a match that they simply have to win if they are to progress from their group. 

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