“I focus only on doing my best for Celtic,” Reo Hatate

Yesterday, Reo Hatate talked about his future dream and enthusiasm for Champions League on the weekly program “FOOTBALL PROGRAM YABECCHI STADIUM” broadcast on DAZN Japan as follows…

“When I played in the game against Real Madrid in Champions League, I felt again that Luka Modrić was really a  top class player. The position that he put the ball when carrying the ball and the ability to gauge situation were outstanding. I felt that I really didn’t want to match up against him in midfield.”

“For me, playing in the Champions League was long held  dream that I realised by playing in and experiencing that game, but now I have strong desire to perform better in Champions League again. In that sense, we lost the game against Real Madrid, but I feel it was a good experience.”

“In games of Japanese national team last month, I was able to reproduce performance I have been doing at Celtic on the pitch. And I think I was able to perform my strengths in games. It’s meaningless if I don’t continue to be called up to the national team, so I want to do my best to do it.”

He also talked about his future dream as a footballer as follows.

“My dream is to play in higher-level leagues such as English Premier League. It’s about whether I can experience it once in my lifetime or not, so I want to challenge it someday. But now I focus only on doing my best for Celtic.”

That’s all. In off-season, there are various rumours and speculations, but there is no need to worry. He looks ahead to play in next Champions League, and his top priority is to focus on doing his best for Celtic. He shut out the noise himself.

So it looks almost certain that Reo Hatate will remain a Celtic player for this season at least.


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I am a Content Creator and Origami art Creator, Analyst working for think tank in Japan and I joined this team in May 2023 and started to write articles as Japanese Celtic author for The Celtic Star. I live in Kobe(Japan) and have followed Celtic after 14 October, 2006, when I had watched the game against Dundee United FC - Shunsuke Nakamura scored a hat-trick. Also I am an enthusiastic supporter of Vissel Kobe, and I am familiar with various information and history of J-League. I have been posting threads on trajectory and background of Celtic Japanese players on Twitter mainly since summer of 2022 in order to further deepen the bond between Celtic and Japan. This time, I'm so proud to be more committed to Celtic by joining The Celtic Star team. I'm good at changing of viewpoints, so please expect my articles written from fresh perspective.

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