Former Celtic and now Bayer Leverkusen right-back Jeremie Frimpong has received heavy praise ahead of his return to Parkhead on Thursday evening.

As quoted by the Daily Record, the Dutch full-back picked up another assist for the German side against Mainz and Leverkusen boss Gerardo Seoane was full of praise for Frimpong’s all-round performances in Bundesliga.

“Jeremie is a player who surpasses himself when he feels trust.

“He is capable of developing incredibly quickly.

“I think that he is very focused and disciplined, especially when it comes to his defensive work.

“There are always things to improve, but he’s definitely an asset for us.

“I am happy for him that he got his reward for his 20 or 30 sprints forward and that he had the awareness to play one-two passes with Florian Wirtz in a confined space.”

Frimpong certainly made a mark on the Hoops before making a move to Germany after 18 months in Glasgow.

Joining from the Manchester City academy, not many would have seen him making such a quick rise to success and becoming the number one right-back at the club in the 2019/20 season, which saw the Hoops secure another treble.

Now, we face the prospect of Frimpong on the opposition team on Thursday evening when Leverkusen come to town.

With the form our defence has been in, it feels like it will be a challenging task against a lightning-quick full-back who loves to get forward.

Fingers crossed with him being a familiar face to some within the ranks at Celtic; we can figure out a way to restrict his effect on the game.

However, it will be a tough night against the Bundesliga side, who will bring many quality players to Parkhead.



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