As Celtic prepare for what will be an interesting tie later tonight against Rosenborg in the Europa League group stages their fans have been sharing their love for the club’s experienced defender, Emilio Izaguirre. The Honduran left-back was filmed laughing and joking with teammates on the club’s Twitter and the fans adore him.
“Come on you Bhoys in green!”
Emilio and the lads are in good spirits at LXT this morning!
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) 19 September 2018
Back in 2010 the defender signed for Celtic from Honduran club CD Motagua and after spending seven years with the Bhoys in Green he moved to Saudi Arabia for a season to play for Al-Feiha. That didn’t last long at all though and just one season he’s back at Parkhead playing for his beloved Celtic. The fans are delighted to have him back on board and love the way he keeps the morale in the squad high on and off the pitch.
It’s true that the defender isn’t at the highest level he’s ever been at but he’s already made three appearances this season, in Europa League qualifying and in the Scottish League Cup so it wouldn’t be a surprise if Brendan Rodgers trusted him to start over Kieran Tierney in the Europa league tonight to give Tierney a rest ahead of the club’s trip to Rugby Park to face Kilmarnock on Sunday.
You can read The Hoops’ verdict on Izaguirre here:
The whole country of Honduras , loves you Emilio!! and we love Celtic too
— reycito (@rey040709) 19 September 2018
When he retires, can we keep him as a mascot
— Martin Mitchell (@zealACES) 19 September 2018
Oh Emilio izaguirre celtic loves you more than you will knowHH
— Paul (@Paul94533073) 19 September 2018
He came into Nando’s on the weekend (Glasgow quay) what a guy our Emilio
— Usman Sarwar (@Usman_S786) 19 September 2018
Happy to be home
— Ryan (@Ryan_bhoy1) 19 September 2018
A guy that knows how lucky he is to be back at paradise and even if he doesn’t play much he looks an integral part to keeping the squad laughing…..
— paul gallagher (@PaulGall67) 19 September 2018
Got to love Emilio
— helen mccallum (@HMccallum_75) September 19, 2018
The fans all love Izaguirre back at the club almost as much as he loves being there and they’ll be keen for him to stick around for a few more years before leaving again or hanging up his boots.