Former Scotland international Charlie Adam has slammed ex-Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer after the Norwegian claimed he was ‘not challenged enough’ in the Scottish Premier League.
Recently, when speaking to Norwegian outlet VG while away on international duty, Ajer had some less than flattering things to say about the league where he had played his football over the past few seasons.
The centre-back said: “I think it is natural when you play a little too many matches at a level that is not high enough.
“I have incredible respect for the Scottish league, there are many great teams there, but there will be a little too many matches where I am not challenged enough.”
The quotes certainly didn’t go down well with Adam, who was quick to fire back with his own opinion while talking on PLZ Soccer.
The former Liverpool man said: “[Ajer was] Suspect as well, beside Duffy. I know Duffy got a lot of problems, but Ajer was having a tough time as well.
“You’ve got your move, move on and keep your mouth shut at times, because it’ll come back to fight him, backfire on you at one point.
“No, I think it’s a bit disrespectful to the league and to Celtic, who paid him good money for a number of years.”
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As someone who has spent time playing in both the Scottish Premier League and the English Premier League, Adam is certainly within his rights to have an opinion in any discussion regarding the quality of one division when compared to the other.
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Even so, he was part of a team that failed to win the league last season, putting an end to the Bhoys’ nine-year dominance of Scottish football.
Ajer has made a steady start to life in England and is yet to lose a league game for his new club. Still, if things don’t turn out well, a return to Scotland may be complicated after these quotes.