U.S. youngster Tim Weah: I was really scared coming to Celtic

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Celtic’s Timothy Weah says he had initial fears about the toughness of football in the U.K. but says he is settling well at the club.

Weah, 18, is the son of former Liberia international George Weah and moved to Parkhead on loan from Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month.

The United States winger scored on his debut against Airdrie in the 3-0 Scottish Cup win last week and Weah insists he can do more.

“I was really scared coming to Celtic because I have heard so much about UK football being tough, the fans expect so much,” he told PA. “I was always confident that I would get the hang of things but being young and inexperienced, you come here and there is a lot of expectation and I have to get going because the fans expect so much, coming from PSG and with the name that I have.

“The debut goal was awesome and I just want to score more goals for the fans and continue to help my team. There is literally nothing I can describe that’s better than scoring at Celtic Park.

“I want to say thank you to my teammates, they made me feel comfortable and gave me the confidence to go out there and do what I needed to do.”

PSG’s frontline of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe saw Weah’s game time limited, but the teenager says it has made him stronger.

“Obviously at PSG they have the best players in the world,” he added. “Being with that group has really made me strong. I have watched the ins and outs of everyone, Neymar and Mbappe and all those guys in training and I really feel that it has moulded me into a stronger person and a fighter and it made me a lot hungrier than before.

“I don’t see it as being much different [at Celtic], we are human beings and we are all fighting for the spot and everyone has that hunger and once you have that hunger you can do what you need to do.

“The competition here is great, Sinky [Scott Sinclair] and James Forrest are top-class players and getting the chance to compete with them and train with them every day is going to make me a better player.”

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