Denmark boss offers opinion on Erik Sviatchenko's Celtic move, shares how player feels

Denmark boss Age Hareide has spoken about Celtic star Erik Sviatchenko.

Denmark manager Age Hareide has told BBC Sport that he and Erik Sviatcheno are both happy about the defender's move to join Celtic in January.

Denmark travel to Hampden Park this evening to take on Scotland in an international friendly, and Celtic star Erik Sviatchenko has a foot in both camps, in some ways.

The 24-year-old centre back left last season's Danish champions Midtjylland to join up with Scottish champions Celtic in January, and he has become a key player for the Bhoys ever since.

Tonight, Sviatchenko could take on some of his Celtic team-mates at Hampden Park, and his national team manager has now been discussing his move to Glasgow.

With Celtic needing defensive reinforcements, manager Ronny Deila moved to bring in Sviatchenko, and he has already shown glimpses of his quality in just over two months with the Scottish giants, prompting Denmark boss Age Hareide to admit that he is happy to see Sviatchenko make a big move.

Hareide has also told BBC Sport that Sviatchenko himself is 'very pleased' with the deal, and the Danish boss believes playing in such a competitive atmosphere at Celtic suits Sviatchenko perfectly.

"He is very pleased to be at Celtic and playing in an atmosphere like that will help his career," said Hareide. "He's coming into the best team in Scotland and he will be better for playing in this league. I was happy. He is playing in an atmosphere with pressure and Celtic want to be the best. That suits him well," he added.

Still, Denmark have the likes of Daniel Agger, Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen, Jannik Vestergaard and Jores Okore competing for places, meaning that Sviatchenko must impress if he is to significantly build on his four caps and one goal for Denmark so far.

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