Although Erik Sviatchenko’s first language isn’t English, he could become a target of the dressing room banter at Celtic Park.
Characters such as Scott Brown, Charlie Mulgrew and Leigh Griffiths are notorious for causing mischief in the dressing room and keeping spirits high in the Celtic camp.
Over the years Brown has grown a reputation at Celtic for being the joker of the dressing room but has toned down since getting the captain’s armband in 2010.
And there will be no exceptions for new signing Sviatchenko, after he revealed some of his favourite hobbies outside of football.
The 24-year-old Danish international made the switch from Midtjylland to Celtic yesterday on a four-and-a-half-year-deal for a reported fee of £1.5 million.
Overall Celtic fans were delighted with the signing of a player with both international and European experience and a player who displayed leadership characteristics to earn the captain’s armband at his former club.
But as the centre-back was quoted by the Daily Record, he will no doubt be on the end of some of the jokes in Lennoxtown today.
My hobbies are art, literature, music and fashion. I’m creative and spontaneous and sometimes it may differ from the football world.
But the football environment doesn’t bore me – it’s just different.
I love talking about things that might not be as high level but are just as important in a football sense.