Diego Laxalt has only just joined Celtic and already the new bhoy will be facing his parent club AC Milan tonight in the Europa League.
The full squad should be eager to get something out of this game tonight after failing to put up any fight against Sevco at the weekend.
Although Laxalt has only recently joined the Scottish Champions he states that his focus will be ensuring that Celtic get a result even if it means his parent club Milan should be defeated.
In normal circumstances when a player joins a club on loan there would be a clause to prevent the player ever coming up against his parent club, luckily for Celtic UEFA don’t allow such clauses for European competitions.
The 27 year old speaks with the club’s official site and explains that his main focus is to hold down a first team place with the Scottish Champions and also he holds vital inside knowledge that could prove useful to Neil Lennon.
“I’m hoping to get a bit of continuity here. I want to get back to my best so that I can help the squad. That’s my number one objective. Obviously, from a personal point of view, I want to play as much as possible, but my main priority is always to help the squad as much as I can.
“Every team has their weaknesses, but I don’t need to tell the staff here how AC Milan play and how they’re working. We’re well-prepared and our coaches have told us exactly how they want us to play.
“I’m preparing for this match the way I would do for any other game. When I’m on the pitch, I’ll be facing my squad mates that I only left a few weeks ago, but I’m looking to give my best for Celtic on the pitch.”
“The manager told us that we’ve got to have faith in our play and be aggressive in our style of play. We need to stick together as a team as we’ve got a lot games coming up. We’re always looking forward and being positive and I really believe that this is a squad that can and knows how to win.
“It’s obviously feels bad, like any defeat does, but it’s worse because it was a derby. But we’ve got a great chance to play again tomorrow night and make things right. We’ve got lot of games coming up and I’m ready.
“We’ve got to have faith and believe in each other, we’re working well and we’re looking forward to a great battle against Milan.”