Morning Read: Juan Agudelo Opens Up at Celtic
The young striker, who turns 20 today, gives an in-depth interview over in Scotland; Terrence Boyd cannot be stopped, even if his team can; Jermaine Jones does his thing.
Juan Agudelo, currently training with Celtic, got a nice, wide-ranging profile from STV Sport in Scotland. There’s a 14-minute video of the interview you can watch, touching on a number of subjects including his desire to play in Europe, advice on Glasgow from Maurice Edu, and how he’s handled dealing with the hype since scoring his first USMNT goal at age 17.
"I like to think of myself as very humble. I've seen players who have been hyped up and have lost respect for the game,” Agudelo said. “Those players maybe could have continued their career. I know if I am not focused, don't keep training every day hard, my career maybe could maybe swerve off in a different direction"
Last week STV suggested that Agudelo would be beneficial for a Celtic squad that is looking for some help in attack.
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November 23, 2012
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