Kristoffer Ajer wants Celtic starting spot after impressive display

first_imgKristoffer Ajer wants to nail down a place in Celtic’s starting lineup this season after impressing in Saturday’s friendly win over Wolfsburg.The teenager arrived at the club this summer after signing a four-year deal with the Hoops in February and has featured in pre-season ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.Ajer came off the bench to replace Erik Sviatchenko after the Danish defender sustained a head knock, impressing as Celtic claimed a 2-1 win over the Bundesliga outfit.Sviatchenko is expected to return for the second leg of the Champions League qualifier against Lincoln Red Imps on Wednesday, but Ajer hopes to become a starter at Celtic this season. “It is a big honour playing for Celtic and to get man of the match was brilliant.“It (Lincoln) was a disappointing result for us but if we play like we did we will beat Lincoln on Wednesday and this is our only focus.” He said: “I came to Celtic to play and if he gives me the opportunity I am ready.“There are a lot of midfielders and he knows that I can play there and he also wants me to develop as a centre half. I think it is really good to be able to play more positions.“The only thing I am working on is to develop and play games and if that means I have to play centre half I will play centre half.“I was extremely stressed and went out without warming up and I made some mistakes in the beginning which I am not proud of, but after a while I performed well and it was a big experience hearing the fans.last_img

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