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Carl Starfelt Interview plus watch ‘same old’ Alloa’s Petrofac Cup fightback video

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Good to see that Celtic selected Carl Starfelt for today’s media conference duties ahead of the Saturday evening Scottish Cup trip to Clackmannanshire to face Alloa Athletic. The Swedish international defender arrived at Celtic at the end of July and was immediately pitched into the starting eleven for the cinch Premiership opener at Tynecastle. Kyogo was in a similar position although he started on the bench and came on for the closing stages.

Starfelt possibly had his best game for Celtic on Monday evening against Hibs and today he spoke about the understanding that is developing between himself and his central defensive partner Cameron-Carter Vickers. The player also spoke about adapting his game to suit the manager’s wishes and reckons that both himself and CCV have got to grips with their additional responsibilities in building the play from the back, something that Joe Hart has had to add to his game too.

19th December 2021; Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish League Cup final, Hibernian versus Celtic: Carl Starfelt of Celtic celebrates with the trophy

And the former Gothenburg and Rubin Kazan defender spoke about enjoying his time at Celtic, especially playing in front of the Celtic Park crowd and settling in well to life in Glasgow. Starfelt, having helped Celtic win the League Cup last month is eager to add to his medal collection and insists that is one of the main reasons why players opt to sign for our club.

Starfelt admits that he knows very little about Alloa, who famously were a thorn in the side of theRangers as they made their journey through the divisions to eventually reach the Premiership and thereafter watch Celtic win 12 trophies from 12 to complete a quadruple treble. Alloa were once two goals behind theRangers in a Petrofac Training Cup tie when this happened…

It’s the Scottish Cup on Saturday (kick-off is 5.30pm) and Celtic will face Barry Ferguson’s Alloa, who according to this Ibrox diehard have a reputation for the darker side of the game. Carl Starfelt has been warned…

Here’s some of what Starfelt had to say today.

“One of the reasons many players come to this club is they hope to win stuff. We won our first trophy, so we are hungry for more. It’s the best feeling to win games but especially to win trophies. We will do our best to keep doing that. “It’s always tough with the cup, whatever team you face it’s a one-off game so even against teams from lower divisions, it’s going to be a tough game. They will fight very hard for everything so you need to be really focused for every match. That’s my biggest experience, that over one leg anything can happen. So you really need to put in the work and do your best.”

Starfelt was praised for his performance against Hibs, in the 2-0 victory on Monday night at Celtic Park and had this to say about that.

Photo: Malcolm Mackenzie

“I feel like I’m in good shape and I will just try to build on this performance and perform every game. The coach is very clear what he wants and I feel the team is playing well. We have a lot of confidence in the team and the players are getting into the style of play more and more. I am confident we will keep going like that.”

On  his partnership with Cameron Carter-Vickers:

5th December 2021; Tannadice Park, Dundee, Scotland: Scottish Premier League football, Dundee United versus Celtic: Carl Starfelt of Celtic arrives for the match

“He’s a very good player, an easy player to play with, and I think we are getting better and better all the time. We have a very good connection on the pitch and also outside the pitch, we have good communication. I think we are doing well right now.”

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