Celtic defender Kris Ajer has admitted that their win against Lazio in Rome was the most significant moment in his career so far as he also appreciates the supporters.
The 21-year old Norwegian defender who is currently preparing for his side’s Euro 2020 double fixture against the Faroe Islands and Malta. Respectively where their chances of qualifying directly for the finals are very slim. However, Ajer has admitted that he hasn’t gotten over last week 2-1 win over Lazio, which got them into the next round in the Europa League with two games to spare.
When quizzed about how he felt after the match, he said, “it is the biggest and special occasion I have been involved in. It is not easy going to Rome and picking up a win. I was thrilled with our fans, which were over 9,000 in attendance. The atmosphere was crazy. I’m glad we qualified, though we still have two more games to play, and I believe we will see the job to the end. Celtic has got the most wonderful supporters in the world.”
Celtic qualifying with two games to go shows a massive improvement of the team’s performances in Europe despite their past disappointing performances in UEFA competitions. As at this point, the team must continue their stellar performance in other to go far in the competition.
Ajer is looking forward to their match against FaroeIsland as Norway needs to win this game and also beat Malta and hope Romania and Sweden draw. Norway must also wish the Swedes lost to Faroe Island, for them to qualify directly.
Faroe Island has also put up some wonderful performances against other teams. They impressed well at home to Spain, and Norway has to bring their A-game if they are to get the three points.
If they fail to do so, all they can hope for his play-offs in March. So there are exciting times ahead of the National team.
Faroe Islands are pegged at 56.84 to pull a shock win over Norway. Norway are set at 1.06 to win Faroe Islands easily.
Written by: Olumide Akinnifesi