JOZO SIMUNOVIC has declared he’s ready to fight for his place in the Celtic side next season as the bhoys prepare to try and win the treble treble.
Jozo had a poor second half of the season due to injury and lack of form. The emergence of Ajer gave Rodgers the perfect excuse to drop Jozo after the Hearts loss and he’s not recovered since.
However, any Celtic fan who was preparing for the big man’s departure will have to think again because he’s going nowhere.
“The second half of the season was frustrating but by the end it was okay. I’ve been ready to play all the time and it’s just been down to the decision of the manager.
“Of course I wanted to show my best in training but it’s the manager’s decision and the thing is in the end we won the treble.”
“He (Rodgers) explained it to me and I’m still very happy here,” he said.
“I cannot tell you what he said – that must remain personal – but it was a very good conversation. He speaks with every player so it was nothing strange that he spoke to me.
“It’s a challenge for me to get back in the team.
“I’m looking forward to next season to working hard and trying to get back in.”