Celtic new bhoy Charly Musonda has insisted that he has no issue with the physicality of Scottish football – but needs to adapt to the lack of space in domestic games.

The playmaker, signed by the club in the January transfer window on a loan deal from Chelsea, has been bedded slowly into the team by Brendan Rodgers.

And he is determined to use his time at the club as an opportunity to get significant game time under his belt.

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“The challenge here is tough and unique because every team sets up to try and stop you,” Musonda told www.celticfc.net.

“That’s not an easy thing, whereas in European games it’s more open and teams don’t really come out to try and stop us.

"In that respect it’s hard because the games aren’t really set up like that, they aren’t as open and it’s harder.

“There’s no doubt it’s a good learning curve for me so I think I’ll take that aspect of it as opposed to anything else.

"It’s a physical game here but it’s also physical in England so I’m used to that.

“I enjoy this challenge, though, to try and break down teams who set up to block us and stop us from winning.

"That’s really hard, whereas against Zenit the game was more open and there was space for us.

“In situations like that you know you’re going to have a chance to do something.

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"In the domestic games we know we have to be more patient, unless you manage to get an early lead. That’s going to be a very good learning curve for me.”

And the Belgian is eager to savour the experience of winning silverware as he looks to help the club maintain their stranglehold on the Scottish game.

“It would be unbelievable to win my first trophy at Celtic,” said Musonda.

"That’s why I’m here. This is a club that constantly deals with the pressure to win trophies.

"To be a part of that would be fantastic. It would be an amazing experience, especially at a young age.

“You want to be able to be part of a winning team and to be 21-years-old and have the chance to win trophies is an exciting position to be in.

"So hopefully we can win trophies this year. I’d be very happy to achieve that and I’ll be very proud to be part of a club that wins trophies.”