Ghanaian defender Jeremie Frimpong eyes Celtic first team spot

Published on: 30 September 2019

Ghana and Celtic right-back Jeremie Frimpong has set sights on securing first-team spot after making his professional debut for the Scottish giants.

The 18-year-old was handed a starting berth as the Hoops thrashed  Patrick Thistle 5-0 in the Scottish League Cup quarterfinal last Wednesday.

After putting up a Man of the Match performance, the highly-rated youngster is confident of cementing the right-back position.

“I’m confident I can, definitely, that’s why I play football. I want to be the best right-back, and I’m going to prove that," he said.

“You have to play with confidence if you want to be a footballer. If you want to be the best, you have to play with confidence.

“Obviously don’t be cocky, but you have to go out there and play your game.

“You can’t be nervous in front of these fans. They want you to show what you can do for the team, and hopefully, I can do that.

He joined Celtic on a four-year deal from Manchester City in the summer.