JEREMIE FRIMPONG has thanked skipper Scott Brown and his Celtic team-mates for his latest honour.

The 19-year-old Dutch right-back won his first-ever medal in December last year when the Hoops overcame Rangers 1-0 with a Christopher Jullien strike to lift the Betfred League Cup.

A Premiership badge is also on its way after SPFL bosses confirmed the Hoops were worthy winners of their ninth successive title when they called a premature halt to the top flight due to the coronavirus pandemic.

And the energetic, pacy and skilful Amsterdam-born defender completed the hat-trick when he was voted Celtic’s Young Player of the Year.

It’s been a meteroric rise to fame for the fans’ favourite who only joined the club on September 2 deadline day in a deal that will rise to £1million from Manchester City.

DUTCH TREAT…Jeremie Frimpong takes on the Hibs defence.

Frimpong, speaking to Celtic TV, admitted: “Players like Scott Brown and Callum McGregor have been giving me advice on how it is here at Celtic, what’s expected and that’s really helped me as a player.

“When I came to Celtic, I was still pretty childish, but as I’ve been playing with them, I’ve learned new things in the game. I know how important next season is going to be. And, to be fair, I don’t like losing, so I know how important it is myself.

“It’s going to be good, and I can’t wait.”

When he was told about his latest accolade, Frimpong reponded: “Oh my days! Celtic is a big, big team. To be winning the Young Player of the Year award, that’s unreal.

“I’m just so happy with myself. It’s all good. Of course, this award is not the only goal. I want to win more trophies as a team, as many as I can.

“For me, my main focus ahead is just to win.”


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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