Celtic star Jeremie Frimpong has revealed he tries to base his game on legendary Brazilian full-back Dani Alves.
The summer singing from Manchester City has finally started to make an impression at Parkhead, with Neil Lennon hailing his ‘outstanding’ training levels.
Frimpong has received a positive reception from Celtic supporters, many of whom are clamouring to see him become a regular in the side.
Speaking about his style, the 18-year-old said (Scottish Sun): “I’ve always looked at Dani Alves and how he plays. I’ve always looked up to him.
“I think I can bring a lot to the team. Attacking and defensively. I’d love to make myself first choice.I’m enjoying it a lot. I’m really grateful and I’m going to keep working hard to keep it going.”
Frimpong has a battle on his hands to become Lennon’s main man, with the club having signed Moritz Bauer and Hatem Elhamed in the summer.
TBR’s view – No better role model than Alves
Frimpong choosing to model his game on Alves will be music to Celtic fans’ ears given the superstar’s incredible career.
Undoubtedly the South American, who is still playing for Sao Paulo back in Brazil, is one of the greatest-ever right-backs and is brilliant inspiration to all young right-backs, particularly attack-minded ones.
His excellence on the ball combined with his intelligence made his truly fearsome, and Frimpong can’t go wrong learning from the 37-year-old.