Cameron Carter-Vickers recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Celtic TV to reflect on a year at Celtic.
The USA international has been one of Ange Postecoglou’s standout signings since his arrival at the club initially on loan last summer.
Carter-Vickers made the permanent switch to Glasgow from Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of around £6 million in June.
He was an ever present figure in the Celtic team last season which won two trophies as he built a strong defensive partnership alongside Swede Carl Starfelt.
So far, he’s been rock solid at the back for Celtic in the league with five clean sheets in six matches having played alongside different centre backs.
He will have his eyes on the World Cup in November and will be hoping to be part of the USA’s squad for the tournament.
Reflecting on his first year in Glasgow, the 24-year old believes that he has improved his game since making the move to Celtic.
“Yeah I think so, from working with the manager here I think he’s a really top manager. I think any player who works with him for a long period of time will improve and get better,” said Cameron Carter-Vickers speaking to Celtic TV.
“Individually I’d say staying calm under pressure on the ball. As a defensive unit and as a back four I think we’ve come a long way – the way me move together and defend together.
Although Celtic didn’t start off the group stage campaign the way they would have intended to, there will be lessons learned from the 3-0 defeat at home to Real Madrid.
“There’s definitely a lot of things we can learn from that game. I would say for probably the first 50-55 minutes we were very good, I thought we competed really well. We probably had the better chance in the game but as the game went on they kind of grew into the game and gradually pushed us back. In those kind of games, scoring the first goal is massively important and they managed to do that.”
Celtic’s match at the weekend against Livingston was postponed but the game against Shakhtar is a good chance to get back into winning ways with there being an excitement amongst the Celtic camp.
“We’re looking forward to it. Even though we lost 3-0 I think we kind of took a bit of confidence from the Real Madrid game. We’re ready to go and looking forward to it.”