Former Celtic man Miku has revealed how different it was playing for the Scottish giants as every other club ‘risked their lives’ just to beat them.
Miku played for Celtic between 2012 and 2013, having joined on loan from Spanish Getafe for the season in August 2012.
His year in Scotland would prove to be an unsuccessful one personally, with him managing just 14 games and 754 minutes of football that season, with two goals in that time.
That didn’t stop him winning with Celtic, though, picking up the Scottish title and Scottish Cup during his time at the club.
That campaign saw Celtic finish top of the table and 16 points clear of Motherwell, winning 24 of their 38 games in the process.
There were seven defeats that year, though, with the likes of Kilmarnock, Inverness CT, Hibernian, Motherwell and Ross County all picking up big wins.
Each of those games saw the ‘smaller sides’ going the extra mile for the win, something Miku says happened a lot during his time at the club.
“It always happens to big teams,” he told La Voz de Galicia.
“And we watch it, we watch the videos of the rivals against the other teams, and we say: “Ah, well, we’re going to be fine, we’re going to get our hands on them.”
“But they play against us, and we say, “What’s wrong?” And that’s it: the motivation for them is extraordinary. You are playing against Dépor.
“I lived it at Celtic in Scotland. Every game had to be won well, and everyone wanted to beat us and risked their lives against us. We won the League, but it cost us a lot.”