Albian Ajeti has vowed to make a return to the Celtic starting line-up after working around the clock to get his fitness back to normal, the Hoops player has battled these issues since signing in the last transfer window.
The Swiss striker has committed his time to work on his own fitness and rehabilitation since suffering another injury setback.
Albian Ajeti stayed in Glasgow despite his countrymen facing Belgium and Spain in two difficult matches.
Despite coming to Celtic and lacking fitness, the Swiss attacker has still managed to bag himself 5 goals so far this season.
Ajeti has claimed he’s focused on returning to the field for his club.
“For me, this period is very important because it allows me to build my fitness back up,” he told Celtic View. “It was the best decision for me to stay here rather than go away with the national team. I lost a couple of weeks when I was injured and I thought this was the right moment to try and get my fitness back to the level it was before the injury.
“Switzerland played a friendly against Belgium and then played Spain and Ukraine in the Nations League. We have already qualified for the Euros but we had a really tough Nations League group with Germany, Spain and Ukraine. There wasn’t a lot we could expect from those games but we did quite well.
“There’s never a great time for an injury but my injury came at a very bad time. Celtic were winning games and I was at the stage where I felt like I could push myself for 90 minutes. It was a bit of a setback but I’m happy to be back now and trying to work on my fitness.
“The training sessions during the international break have been hard sessions. We’ve been doing some long, hard runs to open up the legs and build the fitness up. There aren’t many players here but we’ve still done a lot of work with the ball.
“I hope to be back to full fitness for the Hibernian game but I’ll still need to get a full 90 minutes to know. I’ve been training really well with the staff here and I’m feeling good. The fitness will come with each game.”
We have still yet to see the best of Albian as our season has started in a very strange manner.
If Ajeti can manage to score 5 important goals whilst not being fully fit then we can’t wait to see how he performs at a top-level.
The Swiss striker adds something extra to Lennon’s squad and gives him the option of having that old school poacher who loves to stay in that box area, something Celtic haven’t had in a few years.