Former Celtic defender Hatem Elhamed claimed his time at Celtic was ultimately successful even though injury and personal issues during the pandemic overshadowed a large part of his Celtic career.
The player was here for around 18 months. However, as a result of the pandemic and his wife not getting a work permit to work in the UK, the former Hoops centre-back became isolated and home sick.
Celtic showed compassion and worked out a deal which meant Hatem could return to his former team at the start of February where the player can be with his partner and son.
During his time at Celtic he did help us on the way to our final treble of this incredible run.
His early performances were encouraging and he was a standout in the Glasgow Derby where the bhoys won 2-1 in enemy territory.
Nobody could begrudge them Israeli a move back home and the footage of being reunited with his son pulled st the heart strings.
Speaking about the move away from Celtic in February, Elhamed did mention how disappointing it was when he was injured during his Hoops spell.
“I had a very successful season and a half at Celtic professionally. But I had a period of injury of three to four months that halted my progress, and I didn’t play which was disappointing.” The defender revealed to RecordSport.
“Personally, I am delighted to return to a club I have a big connection with and I was very happy to see some fans too. I am convinced we will fight for the title and be in the Champions League next season.”