As the Swiss striker prepares for the club’s Europa League encounter in Lille on Thursday, the 23-year-old maintains being rendered underdogs in the pursuit of a record 10th title is to be relished.
‘I don’t know how the other boys are feeling. But this gives me a massive motivation,” said Ajeti, speaking to the club’s television channel. “Because I know Celtic. Everyone knows Celtic. Everyone knows how dominant they’ve been in the last couple of years. It’s like another challenge now. But I’m really excited. As a team, we love this kind of challenge.”
The prospects for Neil Lennon’s men in France aren’t ranked highly on the back of Sunday’s 3-3 draw at Aberdeen that followed on from the 3-1 home loss to AC Milan and a dismal derby defeat. Ajeti, though, believes all they need is the “luck” that eluded them in their Europa League opener against the Italians last week.
‘Lille have had a brilliant start to the season and they’ve also got a very good squad,” he said. ‘But we had a very good game against AC Milan. They’re a big club but we had a good fight against them – and were a bit unlucky. I hope we get some luck on Thursday but, if we play like we did against Milan and keep the happiness high, a lot is possible.”