Hatem Elhamed has praised the loan signing of Moritz Bauer from Stoke City, revealing the full-back’s arrival gave him extra “motivation,” and his comments certainly bode well for Celtic.

According to the Daily Record, Elhamed hailed the importance of Bauer’s arrival as it added extra depth to the squad and made him perform at his best to keep his place in the side.  

Competition in the squad is very important. It gives you more motivation to play and show your best at all times. Moritz is a good player and a good guy. It is good to have a strong squad. 

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Every player wants to play all the time but you know that it’s not always possible. I need to take it in the right way if I don’t play and then show a good attitude when I get back in.


Elhamed’s comments are a big positive for Celtic, as they not only emphasise the strong mentality that the full-back possesses, but they also highlight how important competition for places is at Parkhead.

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Both Bauer and Elhamed have been impressive figures for the Hoops since their respective summer arrival’s, with the pair strengthening Celtic’s options at the back. 

Furthermore, Elhamed’s comments suggest the duo are enjoying the competition for a first-team place at right-back and will keep performing at the highest level for the rest of the season.