Celtic’s latest attacking recruit Liel Abada made a brilliant start to life at the Hoops, scoring his first goal for the club just days after signing.

The Israeli winger was a surprise started against FC Midtjylland but left fans impressed with his first-half performance, which was sadly cut short after going down to 10-men.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the 19-year old spoke about his impressive start to life at Celtic and the confidence he gained with the return of supporters in their numbers.

“It was an unbelievable feeling to start on such a big occasion in front of the fans for Champions League qualification.

“I gained so much confidence from the manager and my teammates. Being given that opportunity showed me that they fully trusted me.

“The training sessions I had with the team really helped me get to know the players, the manager and what the manager wants from me. It gave me an understanding of the expectations around the club. I had a few video sessions with the coaching staff, and that really helped me understand the role they wanted me to play.

“When I arrived at Celtic Park on the bus, I was in shock with all the fans outside waiting to support us as we stepped off the bus. That was a new experience for me, and I hope to make the fans proud.”

The signing of Abada went under the radar, which can be rare with Celtic signings nowadays.

He was unfortunate on Tuesday night to be the man pulled off after the red card, making an excellent start in the game – scoring and causing havoc with some of his crosses into the box.

The young winger will now be looking to build on that and show what he is capable of, which will excite fans after such a positive start.


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