‘The train was going in the right direction,’ says new Celtic Star, ‘ just a matter of time’

HE is likely to sit out this evening’s Betfred Cup quarter final against Partick Thistle but after making his home debut in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Kilmarnock, Moritz Bauer can’t wait to get back out there again and play on front of the Celtic support.

The right back, on-loan from Stoke City with Celtic having an option to buy at the end season, certainly made a big impression, even getting an assist for Odsonne Edouard’s second goal of the afternoon. It was such great team goal by Celtic and the highlight was perhaps the reverse pass by Bauer to create the opening for Scotland’s top striker. And he even got further plaudits after the game for assisting Edouard with translating media questions from English to French for the striker.

Bauer was thrilled to have finally played in Paradise.

“It’s a great arena and very historic. It felt special to walk in there and it also felt like an honour. To walk into such a historic place is great,” he told the Celtic View, as reported in Daily Record.

“The stadium looked full and the atmosphere created by the fans was like a 12th man. That makes a difference for us as players and I know I felt it myself.

“When we went 1-0 down it still felt positive and the fans in the stands were very supportive. I didn’t feel any negative energy and that helped us a lot. It showed that they trusted us and believed we would get the job done.

“The crowd was thinking the same as us. They knew the train was going in the right direction and it was just a matter of time until we scored.

“To score just before half time was great and then we continued to play well and scored another early in the second half.”

Meanwhile here’s a snippet of a Celtic TV interview with Kris Ajer ahead of tonight’s match.


‘Hail Hail, les Celts sont ici’ – Matt Corr’s Rennes Diary…see HERE.

Debut Night for Frimpong – ‘I can’t wait to play at Celtic Park in front of the fans’…see HERE.

Celtic v Partick Thistle – Beware Historical Precedents, warns David Potter…see HERE.

‘I was delighted when he said that,’ Celtic Action Man given key task…see HERE.

‘I’m happy with my performances and how the club has welcomed me,’ Elhamed…see HERE.

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who 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

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