“It motivates me more to try and do better,” Adam Idah on incredible Celtic support

Adam Idah looked back on that ‘crazy’ goal he scored at Ibrox last weekend which looked to have won the Glasgow Derby for Celtic. The Ireland international looked like being the Celtic hero who delivered another Beautiful Sunday but frustrating we let it slip in the closing stages to share the points.

Play the final whistle

“Obviously the aim coming on was to try and get a goal, and of course win the game. But I think I’m experienced enough now to know you need to play the final whistle, so we couldn’t get too carried away with ourselves and unfortunately enough we didn’t get the three points. A point at the end of the day we’ll take it,” Idah said.

 Adam Idah of Celtic celebrates after he scores his team’s second goal during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Dundee FC at Celtic Park Stadium on February 28, 2024 . (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Look it helps any player when they score a goal, especially with confidence and wanting to score more goals. I think personally for me, I’m really enjoying playing up here and it’s probably the most confident I’ve ever been.”

Impressed by the quality

Adam Idah has been impressed by the quality all around him at Celtic and there seems little doubt that he’d like to extend his stay in Glasgow beyond the summer when his loan spell from Norwich City ends.

“I think people can probably tell that when I’m on the pitch and around the place that it’s probably the best I’ve played and you can tell by the goals, so, in terms of performances wise, it really does help me,” Idah said.

It was an amazing feeling

On Sunday’s goal being the most important of his career Idah said: “Possibly, who knows? Obviously it was an amazing feeling. To get a goal in that derby is crazy when you’re a player that wants to play for Celtic. It’s probably the game that you want to score in, it’s massive. So, who know, at the end of the season we’ll see.”

Celtic Shorts speaking to Adam Idah

The Irish striker is clearly loving playing his football at Celtic. “I’ve got a lot more minutes playing. The manager has a lot of trust in me, the lads have got used to me and know my style of football.

Having the fans at your back is huge

“I think when people have that trust in you and you can get minutes, and once that first goal comes, you do become confident in yourself, and I think it helps so much. Even little things like the fans, having the fans at your back is huge, especially for me that helped me a lot, and it motivates me more to try and do better.

“I’ve said it previously, we’ve got a great squad here, so regardless of if I start or I’m on the bench, even if I don’t come on, I’ll try and help the team as much as I can.

Important goals

“Scoring some goals, and important goals has been really good. For me, especially at this period of the season, I don’t think it matters who plays or who does what, getting together as a team and contributing to goals is the main thing.”

Watch Adam Idah’s media conference below with Celtic Shorts involved and asking the Irishman about the send-off from Celtic Park last weekend and his thoughts on how this Celtic squad would get on playing in English football.

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