“After the war started it was a really hard time for me,” Liel Abada on his Celtic exit

“I’m not going to lie to you after the war started it was a really hard time for me,” Liel Abada…

Best after this feature to let Liel Abada get on with his career in the MLS with Charlotte. We certainly wish him well, as indeed every Celtic supporter will.  We just wanted to cover his remarks from his media conference as he was introduced to the local media and where he talks about his time and Celtic and also his reasons for leaving.

‘Celtic is a really big club’

“Yeah, Celtic is a really big club with a lot of pressure, and I had an amazing time at Celtic. A lot of trophies, big games, atmospheres, and I just want to bring the same mentality to Charlotte.

“I want to show myself (positively) on the pitch, help the team achieve our target and this is the most important thing for me,” Abada said as he looks to use his time at Celtic as a template for further success in the MLS.

“Before I came, (I knew) the MLS is a really good league, it’s a league that’s improving every year and you can see a lot of big players in the MLS,” Abada added before telling what caused him to leave Celtic.

‘I had an amazing time at Celtic’

I had an amazing time at Celtic, but I’m not going to lie to you after the war started it was a really hard time for me.

‘So much support from Brendan Rodgers’

“I got so much support from Brendan Rodgers, from the people within the club, from the players and it’s really helped me. But we spoke with each other, me and Brendan Rodgers, the people at the club, and got to the decision together what was best for me and what was best for the club.

“Now I’m here, I’m really happy to be here. I’m really excited to start my journey here and then hopefully I can help the team achieve our target.”

Liel Abada of Celtic scores to give Celtic a 0-1 lead. The goal was disallowed for offside but awarded by referee Kevin Clancy after a VAR check. Aberdeen v Celtic, Cinch Scottish Premiership – 13 Aug 2023 Photo Stuart Wallace/Shutterstock

Asked what qualities can help him succeed in the MLS, he replied: “You know Charlotte is a really good team, we saw that in the game against Cincinnati, we got a lot of chances to score and we played from the wing with the attacking transition.

“It is really good for my style, and hopefully I can bring more to the team and show myself more on the pitch.”

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