JEREMIE FRIMPONG reckons his quickfire success at Celtic is all down to making Neil Lennon cross.
The 18-year-old right-back, who joined the champions on the September 2 transfer deadline from Manchester City, has been a revelation in his two appearances for the Hoops.
Frimpong made his debut in the 5-0 Betfred League Cup quarter-final win over Partick Thistle and he followed that up with a storming performance in the 6-0 Premiership triumph over Ross County at the weekend.
The Amsterdam-born youngster is now pushing Hatem Abd Elhamed and Moritz Bauer, on loan for the remainder of the season from Stoke City, all the way for the No.2 position.
And he credits extra sessions with his manager for his explosive start to life in Glasgow.
SPEED MERCHANT…Jeremie Frimpong during training at Lennoxtown.
Frimpong, speaking to the BBC, said: “Me and Neil, sometimes we work on my crosses because when I first came I would get there, but my end product wouldn’t be that great.
“So, we’d stay behind and he’d give me some balls and I’d just whip them in, so I think that’s a real improvement now.”
He added: “I’m going to keep working hard, keep making the fans proud, my team-mates proud and the manager proud.
“That’s all I want to do. The fans are great and they’re really great to me.”
Frimpong, of course, will not face Lazio in tomorrow night’s Europa League Group E encounter at Parkhead as he was not included in his manager’s original European squad.
That is something else the adventurous defender will be working on in the coming months.