“Every single person on that bus was amazed,” Adam Idah on that Ibrox send-off

The Celtic Star today attended today’s media conference at Lennoxtown and asked Adam Idah then Brendan Rodgers three questions each. We’ll start with the Irish striker who also commented on his goal at Ibrox at the weekend. Here are our three questions alongside Adam Idah’s answers.

Celtic support’s send-off ahead of Ibrox

The Celtic Star: The Adam, you had no Celtic fans at the game on Sunday, but on Saturday afternoon when you were leaving to go to the hotel a few thousand supporters turned up at Celtic Park and put on quite a display. What did the players think about that, especially the guys that are not long at the club?

Adam Idah: “It was amazing. Every single person on that bus was amazed. I had the fright of my life when I was driving in! It’s hard to put into words to be at a football club and to have that support and fanbase where they genuinely love you.

“As players, that makes you want to do so much for the club to win games and win trophies. It’s huge. They’re huge for us, and playing in front of them is amazing, so all the lads love them.”

Scottish Premiership v English Championship

The Celtic Star: There was a huge audience on Sky for the game at the weekend. The Scottish Premiership is talked down in England, but you’ve got Championship and Premier League experience. How would you compare the two leagues and do you think we’re put down too much?

Adam Idah: “Yeah, I was probably part of it myself a couple of years ago. I think there’s just that concept in England where they think the Scottish League isn’t good enough. To be totally honest, I probably got roped into that too.

“Since coming here, it’s totally different. It’s fast football, there are top players here and big teams. It’s the same as being back down in England. It is a big league and I was quite surprised myself when I did come up, but I try and tell everyone that tells me it isn’t a good league that it is. There’s a really good standard of football up here, and there are top players playing here.”

How this Celtic side would handle playing in English football

The Celtic Star: If this Celtic side was put into the Championship, how do you think they’d do?

Adam Idah: “They’d do really well. If I’m being honest, if Celtic were in the Premier League then they’d probably have a chance of staying in it.

“I think training and playing with these lads week-in week-out, you can tell the standards they have around the training ground is top. I’ve probably not been in a place before where I’ve seen so much professionalism in terms of the lads doing recovery, and their rehab before training. It’s at the top of the list, so they do a great job, better than the Premier League or Championship, if I’m being honest.”

The Celtic Star also asked Brendan Rodgers about Mikey Johnston being named as the Championship Player of the Month and also how he thinks that Celtic would do if we were playing in English football.  We also asked Brendan about that amazing send-off last Saturday ahead of the Glasgow Derby at Ibrox and he gave is a special message for the Celtic support as we go into the last batch of matches.

The hacks seemed more interested in talking about theRangers. More on that to follow. Meanwhile here is Adam Idah’s media conference which took place at 12.45pm at Lennoxtown this afternoon…

Help raise funds for Celtic Youth Academy by playing the Celtic Pools Weekly Lottery and you could win up to £25,000. The lottery is £1 per week and if you join today you will receive a Premium Boxed Celtic Pen & Pencil Set.

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

Comments are closed.