Erik Sviatchenko wants to become Celtic’s most successful Dane.
Morten Wieghorst and Marc Rieper played their part in stopping 10-in-a-row, not Sviatchenko plans to be around to create that landmark.
Wieghorst and Rieper had their Celtic career’s curtailed by illness and injury but all being well the former Midtjylland defender can look forward to spending the best years of his career in Glasgow.
Within a year of joining the hoops Sviatchenko has developed a real feel for the fabric of the club and is determined to be part of the club’s on going success.
“You can watch a load of games on YouTube now, and when I first came to Celtic I came across matches that some of these Danish players played in, such as Brian Laudrup and Peter Lovenkrands,” he told The Sun.
“Morten Wieghorst and Marc Rieper played here too, and people in Denmark always recall their time at Celtic. It’s nice to be another Dane that’s part of Scottish football and winning things.
“I will do everything I can to be as successful as the other Danes at Celtic, and in Scotland. Being part of a successful Celtic team is everyone’s aim.
“I’m very proud of my country and I’m proud that I’m a Dane playing abroad. I’m just grateful to have been part of two successes so far at Celtic, and I want to keep going and keep winning things.
“It was nice to have a Danish flag to carry as we won the last trophy at Hampden.”
While some imports barely get to know Glasgow Sviatchenko is doing things very differently.
His partner Anne Rudmose is playing for the Celtic ladies team while his son William who was born in April has been pictured in Celtic kidswear.
Since signing a year ago Sviatchenko has started 42 matches and scored two goals.
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