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AJETI AIMS FOR FEELGOOD FACTOR

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ALBIAN AJETI has already experienced the rollercoaster of emotions that are part of life for a Celtic player.

The Swiss international frontman, who cost £5million when he arrived from West Ham in the summer, enjoyed the feelgood factor when he scored the winning goals in the Premiership triumphs over Dundee United and Livingston.

However, he sampled the downside when he was involved in the back-to-back defeats against Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side and AC Milan before being withdrawn in the 70th minute as Neil Lennon’s men fought to get a 3-3 draw against Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Sunday.

The Albania-born forward, who has netted five goals in his 11 appearances, is hoping to help the team get back on an upward trend, starting with Lille in the Europa League Group H clash in France tomorrow night and then against the Dons in the delayed Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden on Sunday.

Fired-up Ajeti, speaking to Celtic TV, said: “I’m very excited about the coming games. They are going to be tough, but we are really looking forward to them.

“We’ve been preparing very well, the atmosphere is very good in the team, everyone is happy to work hard for each other.

“Lille have had a brilliant start to the season this year and have a very good squad. However, we had a very good game against AC MIlan. They are a big club, but we battled them, we had a good fight against them. We were a bit unlucky. I hope that we find the luck back on Thursday.

“If we keep playing like we played against Milan and if we keep the happiness high then I think a lot is possible.”

Ajeti is also excited at the prospect of being able to play a role in helping the Hoops to win a phenomenal quadruple treble which could be celebrated on December 20 if they can overcome the Pittodrie outfit at the weekend and then the winners of the Hibs or Hearts semi-final.

He added: “I’m really looking forward to the Cup game because I know the history of this club. Unfortunately, we can’t share it at the moment with the fans in the stadium. But the extra motivation is to win it for them because it must be hard as a fan not to be allowed to watch the games.

“So, this will be an extra motivation for us and we’re preparing well.

”It was a tough game on Sunday, but we knew that even before. But we really played well and we deserved the three points.

“If you concede a penalty before half-time and then in the last second of the game it’s hard to understand. But I think if you score three goals away you deserve to win.”

 
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