You don’t really want players who pitch up at Celtic Park hoping to do OK, you want them hungry to own the place. Kwon Hyeok-kyu, who has not yet been paraded in the customary hoops, pinned his colours to the mast saying, “I will become the best player in Celtic and go to higher places such as the German Bundesliga or the English Premier League.”
Pump that into the veins of everyone wearing green and white next season. Football is brutal at all ages, from the kids who are cut from their youth teams, to the greats who often slip out a side door as they leave the game. Anyone Celtic pay money for has already come through dozens of iterations of making the cut when team-mates have been rejected. They are already in the 1% and have earned the right to be confident.
Kwon (22) has a lot of work to do to convert his confidence into a regular starting place at Celtic, but his attitude is spot on.
Terrible news yesterday than longstanding CQN’er GG (Ronnie) passed away yesterday. Our thoughts are with his family and the many friends he made through these pages.