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  • Timothy Weah: My only goal is to help Celtic win games and trophies

    Timothy Weah: My only goal is to help Celtic win games and trophies

    By: Paul Cuddihy on 04 Apr, 2019 18:01

  • TIMOTHY Weah netted his fourth Celtic goal in the 2-0 victory over St Mirren on Wednesday night.  The 19-year-old opened the scoring after 15 minutes, with Ryan Christie doubling the lead late in the game.

    And Weah, on loan at Celtic from Paris Saint-Germain, was delighted with the game-time and the goal, which helped give the Hoops another vital three points in their quest for eight-in-a-row.

    Speaking at Celtic Park today (Thursday) as he helped launch Celtic FC Foundation’s Lions’ View Sensory Room, he said: “It was an amazing feeling to get that celebration in and was great to see Ryan Christie back on the field and also scoring another goal. It was an amazing night.

    “I’m really happy for the team when I’m on the field, but even when I’m off, I’m really positive about it. I just try to keep my head up and go into training and train hard. Whenever I get game-time I try and give what I can give to the team, that’s the most important thing as we are a team. So far it’s been great and I’m really happy here. The guys have been amazing and it’s been a great experience.

    “Obviously, because I wasn’t getting game-time where I was, being here at Celtic and getting the experience has been awesome. Being in a different league has been great. The physicality in this league has been great. It’s taught me a lot and made me stronger. I’m just taking it step by step and maturing in my game, learning from the other guys in the team.

    “I love it here. I love the supporters, I love my team-mates and it’s been a great experience so far.”

    And the American internationalist was full of praise for his captain, who is such an influential figure both on and off the field for the Hoops.

    “Scott Brown is amazing,” he said. “Ever since I’ve been here, he’s been a role model for me. Just knowing that people said he was finished, he’s showing the world he still has it in him and it's great. He shows me never give up and to keep going and he’s doing an amazing job. He’s a leader of men and he’s one of the best captains I’ve had.

    Celtic’s win over St Mirren maintained the team’s 13-point lead at the top of the Premiership with only six games remaining, and Weah is looking forward to the prospect of winning silverware for the first time in his career, something that will be a step closer if Neil Lennon’s side beat Livingston at home this Saturday. And he’s ready to play his part as and when required.

    “As a player you always hope you get more opportunities, but whatever I get, I’m happy with it,” said. My main goal is to help the club and to help my teammates win games. I want to help the team whichever way I can, whether that be coming off the bench or starting.

    “I just try to keep a positive mind about it and continue working hard and I know God will come through with me. Whenever I get opportunities, I try to seize them and I think that’s important when you’re young, learning, maturing and that’s what I’ve been doing. It’s been a great experience and I’m happy with how it’s gone so far.

    “It would be amazing to win something as it would be my first time contributing to trophies. It would be the first official trophy that I win and to have it with this club would be amazing.

    “We also have to go the semi-final really focused because we have a good team to play in Aberdeen. It’ll be my first time playing at Hampden, so it’ll be an amazing experience and hopefully we can come through that and get a win for the supporters.”


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