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‘CELTIC NEED TO WIN, THAT’S IMPORTANT FOR ME,’ CHARLY

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CELTIC new number 67, Charly Musonda spoke to the media today at Celtic Park. He couldn’t quite believe the noise at the ground last night and it certainly seems to have whetted his appetite for much more in the Hoops jersey.

“It was amazing to play in front of the fans at Celtic Park,’ Charly said.

“I didn’t think it was going to be that loud. It shows how much they care about me already so I am very happy about that.

“I look forward to playing more games here.

“The crowd at Betis was quite loud as well but none of it compares to what I experienced yesterday. It was unbelievable to get such a reception.”

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The move to Parkhead from Chelsea will see the young star gain very valuable first team action, with highly competitive domestic matches and of course the chance to shine on the European stage over his 18 month stay.

“At this stage of my development I have to be lucky to get games, especially at a club like Chelsea,” Charly said.

“With every opportunity I got I was happy to be able to play games. Without having the step I had this season at Chelsea I wouldn’t be here.

“You have to be patient. I am still very young. I am 21 years old. I went to Chelsea at 15 so it takes many years.

“Most of the players who play there are transfers who come at 24/25, at the peak of their career, they are mature, they have played Champions League football and that is the players they go for.

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“There is no point me staying at Chelsea if it is not to play week in, week out. I am very young so the most important thing is to play.

“I am at the start of my career and I have no doubt that at 24/25 I will be as good to play for a big, big club. I am at one now, I am lucky to be here and happy to have the opportunity to be at a big club like Celtic at 21 and to be able to play here is a dream.

“I have a manager that has developed a lot of good players at big clubs so I think it is perfect for me.”

“It had to be the youth team, then the reserves and then I went to Spain and came back and I am still trying to find my way, really.

“Celtic is a team that needs to win. As a youngster coming from Chelsea, it is the same type of pressure.

“That is the most important thing for me.”

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