Celtic’s new signing Jeremy Toljan says there are clear comparisons to be made between the Hoops and former club Borussia Dortmund.
The German moved to Parkhead in the January transfer window, having struggled for playing time at the Bundesliga giants.
He has slotted into his new surroundings well, providing competition at right-back immediately.
Celtic’s dominance of the Scottish game often sees them enjoy the bulk of possession in matches – something Dortmund also experience most weeks.
Speaking to the Daily Record, Toljan said the comparisons are obvious between the two clubs at both ends of the pitch, which is an added bonus on a personal level, in terms of acclimatising:
It’s quite similar. In Dortmund we had the ball most of the time and tried to attack and score many goals and Celtic is the same so it’s no big deal for me.
If you do good in offence and score a lot it’s hard for the opponent then to score against you.
We have been doing a good job in defence and we defend counter-attacks very well.
I hope we keep doing this and avoid losing many goals.
Celtic are in Scottish Cup action this weekend, with Brendan Rodgers’ side hosting St Johnstone on Sunday afternoon.
Toljan will hope to make his second start for the Hoops, as he continues to bed-in at his new club and help them clinch the ‘treble treble’.