Celtic star makes exciting claim after his big return

This season has been marked by one injury after another for Celtic. And to be honest, it is quite incredible how they have done considering the circumstances. The club would have been hoping that by making a number of additions in the January transfer window, they could solve their problems. But now, they appear to be in the middle of another sticky situation already and we are only two games in following the winter break.

Celtic would have been hoping to cruise to victory against Alloa Athletic but instead, it turned out to be a tight 2-1 win and Callum McGregor, Liel Abada and Yosuke Ideguchi were forced off the pitch in what was a rough game of football.

The club have had their fair share of problems already with Kyogo and David Turnbull out for the foreseeable future. Albian Ajeti has not featured since his injury in December. And now, Daizen Maeda and Tom Rogic will be heading out on international duty and will miss the next few games.

This leaves Celtic with very few options, especially up front, where Giorgos Giakoumakis is the only one available.

Giakoumakis’ comments will excite Celtic fans

Although not particularly impressive, Giakoumakis did score a good goal against Alloa Athletic in his first start after a long time. And as reported by 67 Hail Hail, he told Celtic TV:

“Yes, I’m happy. Happy that I am back with the squad, back with the team. I’m healthy, I scored a goal and tried to help my team as much as possible. It gives a lot of confidence to the strikers [to score]. It’s mostly our job to score the goals and help the team win the games. That’s my job.

“I will try to stay fit, score some goals, and be with my teammates out there. It was a really rough time for me. I had to stay out for a serious part. I had lots of surgery, but I’m back and this is the most important thing for me, that I’m back. I’m fit and from now on I can say that the season starts for me.

“The season starts from now. I will give my best on the training, try to improve myself and be fit again after being out for a long time. You lose your confidence and your fitness [when out]. I have gained that back and now I will try to help my team.”

Giakoumakis had arrived with a lot of expectations in the summer after topping the Eredivisie scoring charts last season but things have not gone his way as he has struggled with both form and fitness.

It does appear that the Greek striker has been able to put his fitness issues behind him for now. Hopefully, he will find his form soon as well.

At the moment, it is looking very likely that he will be the one starting up front against the Rangers in the upcoming Glasgow Derby, a game which is expected to have major implications on the title race this season.

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