Kristoffer Ajer: Celtic experience helps me on international stage

Kristoffer Ajer Celtic defender

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Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer insists he has been able to adapt to international football very quickly thanks to the Hoops.

The 20-year-old has played for Norway at every level from Under-16 to the first team since 2014.

He has made six appearances for his home nation since the start of the year and his performances have caught the eye. Ajer has now become a mainstay in the team under boss Lars Lagerback since his debut in March against Australia and he has yet to be subbed in six games.

While others have struggled at international level, Ajer insists playing for Celtic helps him prepare with ease due to the pressure at Celtic Park. He told reporters: “At Celtic I play in big matches, play many games a year and learn from a fantastic manager.

I’m in a fantastic place where I primarily play in a crazy big club where you are under pressure every weekend. “I’m still humble and know that I have to be 100 per cent to handle it. But I manage to keep calm. ”

I also learn every training with a very good support coaching staff with a lot of routine, and not least I am part of a very competitive group. It is certainly very positive to be at Celtic.

“I’m really pleased to be here. When you go to Celtic Park in front of 60,000 people, it’s one of the biggest things you can experience in football. Playing here is

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