Celtic's Jozo Simunovic admits frustrations with his start at Parkhead

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Jozo Simunovic has made just four appearances for Celtic so far this season.

Jozo Simunovic has informed Celtic’s official website of his frustrations at how his time at Parkhead has gone so far.

Simunovic has impressed during his showings for the Bhoys so far, but he has not been able to spend much time on the pitch, due to his constant struggles with injury.

The 21-year-old has been plagued by a series of fitness problems, but he is hoping to stay fit for a prolonged period of time now.

“I was a bit sad as the injury stopped me and I missed a lot of games but this all behind me and the only crucial thing is I go forward in each game and it can only get better," he said. 

“It was frustrating at the beginning and I thank God that it wasn’t worse, but the only thing you can do is recover the best you can. Now I don’t want to think about it.

“I don’t know what will happen in the future but I will take it day by day, and I can’t change what has happened in the past. The most important time is what is coming."

Simunovic has looked calm and assured during his time in Celtic’s first team so far, but he has only been able to play eight times for the Bhoys to date.

His absence has been keenly felt, as Celtic have had struggles at the back all season.

With Jason Denayer and Virgil van Dijk both leaving Parkhead over the summer, it was always going to be difficult for Ronny Deila to reshuffle his defence, and without Simunovic it has proven a testing task.

Celtic have failed to settle upon a defensive pairing, but Simunovic’s return to health should help them.

The Croatian has now played in Celtic’s last four matches, and he is expected to be in the squad which faces Fenerbahce in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

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