JOY Bhoy Jeremie Frimpong has admitted he is loving life in Paradise.
The exciting 19-year-old right-back was thrilled after scoring his second goal for Celtic in the 2-0 triumph over Hibs at Parkhead yesterday.
Frimpong, who was playing virtually as an outside-right in Neil Lennon’s formation, stroked in the crucial barrier-breaking effort seven minutes from the interval to bring an end to the Easter Road side’s stubborn resistance.
Odsonne Edouard set up his young colleague with a neat pass and the French ace claimed the second after the interval to maintain the eight-in-a-row champions’ two-point advantage at the top of the Premiership.
PARADISE FOUND…Jeremie Frimpong slams in the opening goal against Hibs.
CELEBRATIONS…Frimpong races to the Celtic fans.
THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT…Odsonne Edouard towers over Frimpong as he congratulates him.
Frimpong, who scored his first goal for the Hoops in the 4-0 win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie in October, collected another Man of the Match award following his enterprising performance against the Edinburgh outfit.
The Amsterdam-born fans’ favourite, who arrived on transfer deadline day from Manchester City, told the club website: “I’m delighted to score my first home goal. The team played amazing, we deserved the two goals and we’re going to keep that up.
“I’ve been practising my finishing in training and practice makes perfect. Playing further up is new to me, but the manager told me to go and do that job and I did. I can play both full-back and winger. The fans are amazing and to score in front of them is the best feeling.”
A beaming Frimpong admitted Neil Lennon has been very supportive following his red card in last weekend’s Betfred League Cup Final victory.
He added: “The manager told me not to worry about it. He said I played well and if the manager said I played good then it makes you feel warm. It’s always good to get the manager on your side.
“I was happy overall that the team won and I one my first Final, that was amazing. I hope this continues. When I step on the pitch I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing. We’re a great team. It’s not easy for teams to beat us.”