Celtic star Charly Musonda has admitted that playing in matches like the Bhoys’ 1-0 Europa League victory over Zenit were among the reasons why he decided to join the Hoops.
The 21-year-old Belgian moved to Glasgow on an 18 month loan-deal from Chelsea, and he made an instant impact against the Russian side, as after coming on as a second-half substitute, his lofted pass found Callum McGregor at the back post, who hammered home the game’s only goal.
“We play very big games here. I’m very happy to be a part of such an atmosphere from the fans, it was great,” Musonda said after the game, as quoted on the Football on BT Sport Twitter account.
"We play very big games here. I'm very happy to be a part of such an atmosphere from the fans, it was great."
Charly Musonda looks happy with his decision to join Brendan Rodgers at Celtic ☘️ pic.twitter.com/Rk77E62xDD
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 15, 2018
Musonda had started the Bhoys’ two previous matches, but was dropped to the bench for the match against Roberto Mancini’s side, the gamble worked though as Musonda’s cameo helped to win the game.
Brendan Rodgers will be delighted not only with Musonda’s performance but that of the entire team, who turned in their best display in months in a match which the Bhoys dominated from start to finish.
The display was even better when you consider how many injuries that the Hoops currently have, with almost a full team unavailable for the game.
The Bhoys return to league action on Sunday against St Johnstone, before they make the trip to Russia for the second leg against Zenit on Thursday.