Jaroslaw Fojut spoke to a Polish newspaper yesterday on his decision to join Celtic. Our man in Poland kindly transcribed:
When asked if he would like to move to Celtic this month, Jaroslaw said, “If I move to Celtic this winter a convenient outcome for all sides would need to happen. If I need to stay in Wroclaw until the end of the season it will not be a tragedy. My decision to sign for Celtic is not going to change my dedication to Slask.
“Whatever the outcome, I will not be aggrieved.
“The people at Slask offered me a good contract. Before I signed for Celtic I met Slask chairman, Piotr Wasniewski and explained my situation. I wanted to play fair with the club who were always fair with me.
“Money was not the main reason I decided to go to Scotland. I do not have to justify myself by telling you what kind of club Celtic is and the real reasons behind my decision.
“My agent told me about signals from other club but there were no concrete offers. Celtic were determined to sign me and when their offer came in I did not look for other options.
“I expect competition for a place in the Celtic team to be high but when I get a chance to play I will make good use of that privilege. I have not spoken to Neil Lennon yet but I am aware of what he has said about me and look forward to meeting him.
“I remember playing against him when he was with Nottingham. I think we played twice in the cup and once in the league but could not be sure.
“I planned to call Lukasz Zaluska and ask what it was like at Celtic but what if he told me things were bad there?” Which Jaroslaw laughed at.
“Lukasz and I will have lots to talk about, we are both Legia supporters.
“I’m not going to argue about whether the Scottish or Polish league is better, everyone is entitled to their opinion on this. I’m pretty sure we have no club in Poland who can compare to Celtic, whatever aspect you analyse, economic issues, organisation, supporters, stadium or anything.
“Let’s not forget Celtic play in Europe every year and battle for the biggest prizes.
“In a way going to Celtic is a dream come true but my dreams will have to change. I will not going the Bhoys and feel happy, my ambitions will have to move on. I am sure Lionel Messi still has something to win and achieve. He has never been the champion of the world and that is why he must improve. I’m pretty sure I will not be short of incentives.
“Celtic is a very big deal for me but you do not climb the mountain and say, OK, I’m done.
“My acclimatisation is going to me easier in many aspects. I know the British game, I know what the coaches expectations are. During my years in England I learned the language so I’ll not have problems with communication.”