Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki comments on his Celtic spell

Teemu Pukki of Norwich City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Norwich City at Villa Park on May 5, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Norwich City forward Teemu Pukki struggled when he was at Celtic.

Teemu Pukki of Norwich City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Norwich City at Villa Park on May 5, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Norwich City forward Teemu Pukki has suggested to The Telegraph that he would do better at Celtic now than when he did when he was at Celtic Park.

Disappointing Celtic spell

Pukki moved to Celtic from German club Schalke in the summer of 2013 for a transfer fee reported by Sky Sports to be worth £3 million.

The 29-year-old Finland international striker struggled to make an impact at Celtic Park and joined Brondby in the summer of 2014 on a loan deal before making the move permanent in the summer of 2015.

According to Sky Sports, the striker scored nine goals in 37 appearances for Celtic.

 

Success at Norwich City

Pukki joined Norwich in the Championship in England on a free transfer in the summer of 2018, and he was a key figure in the Canaries winning automatic promotion to the Premier League.

The Finland international made 43 appearances in the Championship for the Canaries last season, scoring 29 goals and providing nine assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

Teemu Pukki of Norwich City  celebrates winning the title after the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Norwich City at Villa Park on May 05, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Confident claim

Pukki has reflected on his spell at Celtic, and the forward believes that he would do better now at Celtic Park.

Pukki told The Telegraph regarding his spell at Celtic: “It didn’t go as I planned, and they expected me to score a lot more goals. If I was there now I would definitely do better.

"The last four years have changed me a lot as a football player. The Celtic experience helped me to get where I am now.”

Teemu Pukki of Norwich City during the pre-season Friendly match between Norwich City and Atalanta at Carrow Road on July 30, 2019 in Norwich, England.

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