Celtic striker Adam Idah, who scored two goals off the bench to help the Hoops to a pivotal 3-1 victory over Motherwell at the weekend, has admitted that he thrives under pressure.

Brought on as a half-time substitute at Fir Park on Sunday, Idah turned the game on its head. His powerful header squared things up five minutes into the second 45 before he slotted home at the front post to give his side the lead deep into stoppage time.

Sunday is not the first time the striker has come to the fore for The Bhoys when they need him most. At Easter Road a few weeks ago, he scored two penalties, including one in the dying embers, to win the game for Celtic.

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7th February 2024; Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Premiership Football, Hibernian versus Celtic; Adam Idah of Celtic celebrates with Matt ORiley of Celtic and Anthony Ralston of Celtic after he scores from the penalty spot to make it 2-1 in the 92nd minute after a VAR check

His character seems cool as ever, and when asked whether he gets nervy at times following his antics versus Motherwell, the 23-year-old said (The Celtic Way): “Not really, I think I thrive off pressure.

“That’s what excites me. For a lot of players, that’s what you play football for. That pressure gives you that bit of motivation. I know for me, that’s when I play my best.”

Idah is continually coming up trumps for Celtic when it matters most. His signing has been an inspired one so far, and the calls to make his loan permanent from some members of the Parkhead faithful are a testament to how well he has done in not even a month in Glasgow.


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