Efe Ambrose eyes Celtic Champions League starting place

The former Ashdod defender made his new team's bench in Wednesday's game against Benfica despite arriving late and now wants to play his way into the first team

New Celtic of defender Efe Ambrose has told Goal.com that he is eyeing a starting when the club plays its second match in the ongoing Uefa Champions League.

Goal.com exclusively had revealed that the former Ashdod defender was going to make the squad that played a scoreless draw with Benfica on Wednesday.

The player was elated for even making the substitute bench despite joining the team on Tuesday after he got his work permit on Monday.

 “I am very happy for making the squad despite joining the team late. That is a sign of good things to come my way while playing for this team,” Ambrose said.

“I hope to have helped this team in the league before the next Champions League game is played. I am very sure by that time I would have fought my way into the starting line up of Celtic.

“I am very confident of this team’s chances in the Champions League despite playing a scoreless draw with Benfica. I believe we will bounce back,” he said.

The Super Eagles defender will, however, not have the privilege of having his wife Adenike and his three weeks old daughter, Ejiro Adejoke around with him in Scotland because they do not want the child to fly at the moment.

But the determined and very strong defender said he is counting days for his family to rejoin him so that he could settle down fully in Scotland.