The loan with option to buy market has proved to be a successful transfer option so far under the guidance of Ange Postecoglou. Three first team regulars in Carter-Vickers, Maeda and of course Jota all arrived at Celtic Park. With an option to buy clause at the start of their deal. Latest loan signing Moritz is fully aware of the pressures that come with playing for Celtic and that must win every game mentality is one which he relishes.
The boss will look to replicate that fruitful agreement with new loan signing Moritz Jenz.
Moritz arrives in the east end of Glasgow from French Ligue1 side FC Lorient. Trading the battle to avoid relegation for the opportunity to challenge for honours domestically here in Scotland and in Europe.
The German born defender was articulate, engaging and positively beaming when he spoke to More than 90 Minutes Martin Donaldson at the fan media presser at Celtic Park on Friday. Following his first training session with his new teammates.
After playing one season in French and Swiss football. The defender is looking to put down roots. He feels Glasgow will allow him to become established and grow as a footballer.
Frustrated by the lack of game time at the end of the season with Lorient. He believes the style of play adopted here by Ange. The pressure to win every match will give him the opportunity to showcase his talents.
Since leaving the Fulham youth set up where he spent five years, he has had to adapt quickly. Even at 21 years old he was expected to lead in a young team at Laussane-Sport in Switzerland. His performances helped seal a move to French Ligue 1 side FC Lorient. The opportunity to play against the biggest names in world football.
He acknowledges this was a huge step up for him. This gave him the chance to pit his wits and aggressive defensive style against the likes of Messi, Icardi and former Celtic Park hero Moussa Dembélé.
Moritz hopes the experience gained in these stern tests have prepared him for a crack at keeping the European elite quiet in the Champions League with Celtic.
Fit and fresh after a good pre-season with Lorient the new Bhoy is eager to get started, pull on the famous Green and White Hoops and wear the badge with pride in the season ahead. As I mentioned above Moritz is fully aware of the pressures that come with playing for Celtic. and before he can look at representing the club on the biggest stage, he knows he will need to build a relationship with defensive rocks Cameron Carter-Vickers and Carl Startfelt.
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