Osaze Urhoghide has revealed the reasons for his struggles at Celtic so far this season.
Urhoghide moved from Sheffield Wednesday to Parkhead during the Summer transfer window in 2021, but has struggled to adapt to the Scottish side.
The defender has been unable to break into Ange Postecoglou’s team and is set to go out on loan during the January transfer window this month.
“At a club like Celtic, second really isn’t good enough. It’s first or nothing, even in training,” said Urhoghide on his YouTube channel.
“That’s one thing I’ve found different here, the demand to win. There’s expectation of success and that’s in training too.
“When we’re playing games, you have to be 100 per cent every day.
“I used to think I was dedicated before, but the levels of dedication now have to be higher.”
Urhoghide compared this mentality to his time at Sheffield Wednesday.
“You need to perform in every game as the fans are on you. It doesn’t matter how you feel,” he added.
“The fans demand success and there’s always expectation. That’s the biggest change from Wednesday.
“At Celtic, a club with so much history of winning stuff, there is just that demand to win.
“I knew it before I signed, but now I’m here, you can see the pressure to win and perform.”
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Urhoghide was handed a start in Celtic’s recent dead rubber Europa League tie, which Celtic won 3-2 against Real Betis.
The 21-year old made an impression on his manager and it will surely only motivate him to play again with the club as he fights to break into the starting XI more regularly.
Urhoghide joined from Sheffield Wednesday last Summer at the end of his contract. However, the Owls were still paid a reported £200,000 fee due to the player being under 24-years old.
Sheffield Wednesday are currently ninth in the League One table. The side have lost their last two matches in the league and sit six points away from the playoff places after 24 games.
Their next opponents are Plymouth Argyle on January 15.
To move from a relegated Championship side to a team constantly fighting for league titles in Scotland will always be a step up.
That Urhoghide has recognised the difficulties will help him work on his game to push himself into contention for a starting place.
However, he is still young and should still have plenty of chances for game time in the near future.