Aaron Mooy is an experienced footballer. At 32 years of age, the big Australian has experienced a lot in the game.
From being one of the top players in the A League, to a rookie at St Mirren, Mooy has also experienced the English Premier League with Brighton and the rough and tumble of the English Championship with Huddersfield.
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All that alongside a two year stint in Japan and a brilliant international career that has seen him perform at multiple World Cups, you would think Mooy had seen and experienced it all.
Not so. Not till he arrived at Celtic.
Mooy opened up on life at the Hoops and revealed what it’s really like living with the expectation of the fans and the pressure to win every week.
As reported by Football Scotland, Mooy said, “Listen, Celtic is a demanding club. Whenever I play I’m under pressure to perform and win. That’s what the supporters expect.
“It’s enjoyable because you feel everything at this club. The support, the pressure. Everything you can feel in football, you feel it at Celtic.
I’m enjoying the challenge and hopefully it can be a good season. But I hate this bit, doing press conferences!
“But the heightened senses here really energise me. I’m getting a bit older so I’m trying to maximise everything that I’m doing.
“Celtic is a club where you feel the support, you feel everything. I’m just taking it all in.
“It’s a feeling of relief when you win more than exhilaration, 100 percent. Especially in big games, that’s the first thing you feel relief – it’s not joy or happiness.
“Because you just did what you were meant to do. That’s something I have not experienced before in my career.”
And it’s a challenge the second most popular Aussie at the club is living up to.
The fans love him. So much so that the chant the ‘Aaron Mooy’ song week in week out.
Mooy has been an excellent capture for the club and with one year left on his deal, we get to enjoy him for at least another season.