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Jo Inge Berget happy to prove his worth to Celtic fans

Celtic's Nir Bitton (centre) celebrates his goal with team mate Virgil Van Dijk (left) and Jo Inge Berget (right)

Celtic's Nir Bitton (centre) celebrates his goal with team mate Virgil Van Dijk (left) and Jo Inge Berget (right)

Jo Inge Berget is hoping his double in Celtic’s 6-1 Scottish Premiership thrashing of Dundee United on Saturday signalled that his Parkhead career is up and running after a false start.

The Norway international was surprisingly pitched into the first-leg of the Champions League third qualifier against Legia Warsaw in Poland last month by manager Ronny Deila only a couple of days after signing a six-month loan deal from Cardiff.

The 23-year-old forward looked out of sorts along with his equally hapless team-mates and was eventually substituted after just an hour of the 4-1 defeat.

He was left out the starting line-up in the next two games but returned against United where his brace washed away his Warsaw woes which he put down, in part, to not knowing the names of his team mates.

“As a footballer you always want to play,” said Berget.

“The manager asked me and I told him I was ready for it, and I was.

“I don’t think anybody really had their best game there (Warsaw).

“So it is easy to say the new guy had only trained a couple of times, but things could have gone the other way as well.”

“I thought I was ready for it but of course it is easier when you know the names of the players you play with.”

 

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