Adam Idah blown away by Celtic support as Norwich striker admits his life has changed overnight

Celtic hotshot Adam Idah
Celtic hotshot Adam Idah -Credit:SNS Group

Adam Idah admits his life has been turned upside down since moving to Celtic - and he's loving every minute of it.

The Republic of Ireland international has hit the ground running at Parkhead since joining on loan from Norwich City in January. Idah has seven goals in 12 appearances for the Hoops - including a crucial strike at Ibrox which kept the title in Celtic's hands. His red-hot form has made him a fans' favourite not just in Scotland, but across the world.

Back home in Ireland, the 23-year-old can't even go to his local boozer without being given a hero's welcome. The striker was blown away when he was mobbed by fans during a recent trip to the Ferry Arms, home of the Cork No.1 Celtic Supporters Club, and recalled: "I popped into a couple of pubs back home in Cork. I didn't expect all that, to be honest.

"I was shocked when I walked in! It was great seeing everyone. They sent me some footage of the place from the other weekend watching the Rangers game and the place looked amazing. It's not far from where I grew up. My mate took me down and we met some fans and the owners. It was top class.

"I don't think I would have got that reception if I wasn't at Celtic. They'd just think I was just another local lad. Coming here you are treated like a hero wherever you go. It's fantastic. I don't know if I'll need to buy a pint again - I hope not!

"The fans are so good. Every single person I've met has been top class. You can be driving through the city and people are cheering you on. It's great for us players to have that fan base behind us. It really motivates you to fight for them."

Idah knew the size of Celtic when he agreed to move up from Carrow Road but confessed the club's fanatical support has caught h

He said: "I knew the club was huge when I came up. I know everyone says it but you don't actually realise how big it is until you are here. For example, I got sent a video of the goal from a pub in Australia. It was mobbed and it was going crazy.

"You realise people are watching this all over the world. It's amazing how big this club is. It has taken me a bit by surprise. I was saying to my mum recently, I didn't actually realise just how many Celtic tops I was seeing when I was back home. They have always been there but maybe I just wasn't noticing as much. It's still a bit of a shock to me.

"It's been weird. There are so many fans back home that will come up to me. Even lads I used to kick a ball with when I was young and are still friends are asking me for photos. I'm thinking, 'What is going on?' It's crazy. My life has gone a bit strange. No matter where I go I think I'm going to bump into Celtic fans somewhere. Hopefully I can just keep repaying their support."