Hibs new boy Mikael Antoine Curier loving life at Easter Road!

By Steve Forbes
Last updated : 08 October 2007
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Hibs new boy Mikael Antoine Curier has spoken of his delight at how his move to Easter Road during the transfer window has turned out so far.

The striker signed from Norwegian side FK Haugesund, for a fee of around £30,000, has impressed in a Hibs shirt since arriving on transfer deadline day.

The big forward has scored 2 goals in 4 appearances for the Hibees and will be looking to add to that today as Hibs travel to Ibrox to face Rangers.

The 24-year-old Frenchman led a bit of a nomadic life in football before moving and settling in
Norway and is now out to prove his worth in Edinburgh, he played for clubs such as Grimsby, Nottingham Forest and Notts County while in England.

The hitman has impressed the Hibs support with his powerful play and direct running, as well as his abundance of energy, shown when he ran a Champions League experienced Celtic defence ragged, while playing up front on his own in the Hibees 3-2 win at Easter Road a couple of weeks back.

Curier has admitted he has made mistakes in his career down in
England, when he signed for an astonishing NINE clubs in ONE season!!!

The Hibs new boy said:

"I think that was just a bad patch in my life, but I'm happy I went through that because you learn a lot of things you didn't know before, I regret a couple of things but I don't regret that I went through it, if you know what I mean.

"Obviously it's bad for my record, but the manager didn't care about that whatsoever. He said to me, 'If you are good enough for the team, we will sign you'. I showed him what I could do, we kept in touch and now I am just over the moon.

"Signing for Hibs was the highest point of my career and then, to beat Celtic . . . I am somewhere I haven't been before. It's a funny feeling but a good feeling.

"I learned a lot in
Norway. There was never a problem with my ability, it was more about getting prepared to work and shutting my mouth when I needed to shut my mouth. I had to become a more humble person and do what I needed to do, which was score goals.

"That's all the manager asked me to do here. Before, I used to let my concentration get interrupted by little things. If I had a little problem in my house I just couldn't concentrate. But I think I have become more mature now. I'm at a great club and I am prepared to work 200 per cent to show how much I love the club.

"In
Scotland, the people are more friendly and down to earth. I think people here don't stab you behind your back like they do in other places. I've only been here a month but I have come miles in terms of improvement. For me to play in the SPL, I'm like a little child with candy."

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