Celtic’s young Australian sensation scored the equalising penalty for the Bhoys at the South Shields Cup on Sunday and is looking more and more comfortable with his surroundings at Celtic Park.

The young lad who signed for Celtic in February after a successful trial the previous November is really starting to make his mark in the team.

BUT the player admits, life at Celtic didn’t get off to the best of starts.

Signing on in February the 17-year-old made the move to Glasgow which would have been a massive culture shock for the young lad.

Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald the youngster admitted it took a while to win over his new teammates and at first they wouldn’t even speak to him.

“It was a shock when it came to players wanting to come for you straight away,” Mazis said.

“Like you’re going there to take their spot, fair enough, but every single person didn’t speak to me, I kind of had to earn their respect.

“Now I have some really good mates there, but it took a while just to earn their respect and show them what I can do to help the team.

“That was a big shock but once you get to know them all the boys are great guys, I couldn’t ask for better teammates.”

Leo has enjoyed some first team sessions with Brendan Rodgers first team since coming to the club with the Irishman paying close attention.

He also has Tom Rogic there for guidance as he tries to settle in Scotland. Something Tom knows firsthand can be a struggle.

Here is Mazis penalty from Sunday’s game.



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