Wanyama hails passionate Celtic fans

The defensive midfielder, who scored against Barcelona in the Champions League, sings the praises of Glasgow and the supporters as he explains his happiness at the club
Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama has sung the praises of Glasgow and the football fans in the Scottish city, citing them as the reason for his happiness at the club.

The Kenyan star has impressed with his performances this season, including scoring a header in the Hoops' sensational Champions League win over Barcelona, prompting speculation that he could be set for a transfer elsewhere.

But the Bhoys star told Uefa.com: "The city and the fans... they are so passionate. Fans here love the game. I can't speak highly enough of them.

"They make the game better. When you have fans around you like this, it can't get any better for a player.

When asked about why he feels the fans think of him as special, Wanyama continued: "My style of play and my jersey - it's part of the club's history.

"I appreciate the history, what the club did that year [Lisbon Lions winning the Champions League], that's why I chose to wear No.67."

"My brother McDonald Mariga [of Inter] has been my inspiration. I've worked to be like him, to achieve what he has and to play for a big club like Celtic.

"Winning away in Moscow [against Spartak] was the greatest night since I've been at Celtic, for me and the whole team. Everybody in the dressing room was jumping around, celebrating, screaming - it was unreal. It was perfect."