YOSUKE IDEGUCHI was in front of the media this afternoon for the first time since arriving in Scotland. Guchi, as he would like to be called, was one of the three Japanese signings to arrive this window, alongside him facing the media were Reo Hatate and Daizen Maeda.
The midfielder revealed that signing for Celtic has given him a second chance in Europe after a difficult time with Leeds which was followed by loan spells to Germany and Spain. [As quoted by Jo Hendry’s Twitter Thread]
“The first time I went abroad as a football player, it didn’t go the way I wanted. I always wanted to try again, Celtic have given me a second chance and that’s why I 100% wanted to come here.”
Talking about life in Glasgow, the player revealed that he has been out and about. He has been impressed with what he has seen so far, from the city and training, and has praised his teammates.
“Glasgow is really beautiful. I’ve been walking around and its a nice city. In terms of football, team-mates have been amazing and staff have been really friendly. I’m settling well.”
Opening up on his difficult time abroad, he believes he can offer more than he has shown.
“I was only there for a training camp and then went on loans to Spain & Germany. For me, the reason I think it didn’t work out was because I felt I couldn’t give it my all. I couldn’t put all of my energy into it.”
Postecoglou has clearly been watching Guchi and believes he can add something to the already talented squad. The new signing is desperate to show his talent and believes he can excel under Ange. Fans will be excited to see what he can offer.