Celtic defender keen to emulate Roberto Carlos

The 24-year-old joined the Scottish giants in a £600,000 switch last month.

He told the Daily Record: “He is the man who inspired me as a youngster and is one I have looked up to since I was a young child starting the game.

“Roberto Carlos plays the position I have always played. I like to watch his style and the way he plays the game.

“He likes to attack and seems to enjoy himself every time he steps on to the pitch. Carlos is a great player but most importantly for me, he plays in the same left-back position as I do and I have always tried to copy his style.

“I’m not sure I do the same as he does with free-kicks but I’m starting to build myself up by practising his corners.”