HE made his debut for Stoke City at Old Trafford but not even that could come close to experiencing a Celtic victory at Ibrox on his Celtic debut on Beautiful Sunday. Today new Bhoy Moritz Bauer spoke to the media who wanted to know all the details about Ibrox thug Jordan Jones’ telephone call on Blue Monday (for him) to apologise for the reckless ‘tackle’ that resulted in Bobby Madden showing him a straight red card shortly after Jonny Hayes secured the points for Celtic with that stunning counter attacking goal.
Bauer has accepted the apology and holds no grudges against the Rangers man who could be out for many months after injuring himself in the assault. The new Celt also spoke about this incredibly long throw ins that we got our first glimpse of last Sunday and confirmed that Neil Lennon has shown interest in the tactical opportunities that this can provide. He’s also been on the receiving end of dressing room jokes about a Stoke City player being good at long throw ins.
📺 “I’m really enjoying it. We qualified for Europe and won the first derby of the season so it couldn’t have been a better start for me.”
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“I couldn’t have chosen a better start to be here. We qualified for Europe and won the first derby of the season, so it couldn’t have been a better start for me,” Bauer said to the media as reported by Celtic TV (link below) and the official Celtic website.
“I was really grateful. We had an amazing team effort on the pitch. For many players it was the first derby and the atmosphere we created with all the players, staff and fans was amazing.
“I’ve had exciting debuts. With Stoke my debut was at Old Trafford, so I think it’s meant to be to have my first game as a big one. When Elhamed went down after 15, I was warming up so I was warm enough when I came in.
“The trust and the faith the gaffer has shown, and the atmosphere created, made me feel like part of the team and I think that’s why we won the game.”
We might get the chance to see those long throw-ins at Hamilton on Saturday in the noon kick-off and Bauer is also looking forward to playing at Celtic Park, this time in front of 60,000 Celtic fans rather than just 800 (who incidentally made some amount of Celtic Noise at Ibrox!)
Bauer revealed that he’s been impressed by his new team-mates at Celtic, especially the ones who like himself were experiencing a Glasgow Derby for the first time.
“Hatem (Elhamed) is really good and a different type of player,” Bauer said. “He played a great game. Not only him, but the whole back four were really solid and I think I’m a different type of full-back. I bring in my own qualities in terms of pace and being able to add to attack.
“I didn’t sign for one game. I hope to be part of the team for the whole season. We have a great squad and we showed that in the derby. I try to give everything in training and give the gaffer a selection headache. I want to be part of it.
“I’m looking forward to playing my first home game. I can’t wait to play at Celtic Park because it’s so iconic.”
Watch Moritz Bauer’s Media Conference courtesy of Celtic’s You Tube channel below (and remember the club need to clicks to get ahead of last month’s You Tube Champions)…
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