Forgotten Celtic flop says he’s ‘back in love with football’ as he reacts to countryman following in his footsteps

He joined Celtic on loan from Manchester City in 2018 as a promising teenager.

But the youngster’s move to the Hoops was thwarted by a horrific injury on his debut for the club.

He suffered a horrific injury on his Celtic debut


He suffered a horrific injury on his Celtic debutCredit: Kenny Ramsay – The Sun Glasgow

Now, 24-year-old Daniel Arzani says he’s “fallen in love with the game again” after a turbulent couple of seasons.

The Australian, who was signed by current Parkhead coach Brendan Rodgers five years ago, suffered a cruciate ligament rupture 20 minutes after his first appearance in a game against Dundee at Dens Park.

And the forward would make just one more cameo appearance for Celtic against Partick Thistle in the Scottish Cup the following season after regaining fitness.

However, after further unsuccessful loan spells, Arzani is back in his home country and enjoying his football at Melbourne Victory again.

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Speaking in an interview for the country A-League websitehe said: “I went to Celtic. I think I was obviously fine at first when I went there, then an injury happened.”

“And I think after the injury I struggled with the feeling that I always felt like I was just unlucky and I should have had more, I could have had more.”

“And I’ve never really been able to let go of this negativity from the past.

“Now I kind of feel like I kind of got over that hump.”

Arzani’s compatriot Marco Tilio made the permanent move to Scotland from Victory neighbors Melbourne City this summer.

And the former Hoops loanee was delighted his fellow Australian had secured the move.

He added: “It’s inspiring to see that even (Marco) Tilio did well last year and he went abroad and I think I have the ability to do something like that too.”

“And why can’t I?”

“I have the ambition to go abroad again.

“Obviously it’s disappointing how the last couple of years have turned out for me, but I’m just focused on having a really good season this year.”

“This season I’m just feeling good, I feel like I’ve fallen in love with the game again.”

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