By John Reid
Celtic midfielder Eboue Kouassi has vowed to put things right after a stop-start beginning to life in Glasgow.
The Ivorian has had to deal with a multitude of issues since arriving at Celtic Park in January.
Illness and injury have took their toll, but the player believes that things are finally coming good.
“It has been 11 complicated months. I did not really expect it, but football is unpredictable” he said, speaking to The Scottish Sun.
He continued: “First, I arrived in Glasgow weakened by malaria, then I had some physical glitches which also slowed down my integration into a new group, a new country, a new way of playing football, and a new language.”
Thankfully for the player, he now thinks that things are improving both on and off the pitch: “Now it’s much better and I am more content with the atmosphere here.”
Kouassi signed for Celtic in January from Russian side FC Krasnodar in a deal believed to be worth £3 million.
He made his debut in March after a period of illness, again St Mirren in the Scottish Cup.
He looked set to have a run of games at the start of this season but suffered an ankle injury against Kilmarnock in the Betfred Cup and was forced to have an operation.
Kouassi made his return to the Celtic first-team in October and has started two of Celtic’s league games.
Celtic return to league action this weekend with a Saturday lunchtime trip to Dingwall to play Ross County.
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