Ange Postecoglou praises 'outstanding' Cameron Carter-Vickers after Celtic thrash St Mirren
Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has heaped praise on Cameron Carter-Vickers after an ‘outstanding’ display against St Mirren.
The Bhoys came through a difficult test in the Scottish FA Cup yesterday after really turning on the style in the final stages of the game.
A late flurry of goals handed Postecoglou’s men a 5-1 win at Celtic Park, but it wasn’t all plain sailing. Celtic were three goals to the good before the Saints grabbed a consolation goal but they were certainly made to work hard for the win.
The Hoops benefitted from St Mirren being reduced to 10-men in the 75th minute as they went on to net four times thereafter.
Carter-Vickers put in a solid display alongside the rest of the backline and Postecoglou singled out the 25-year-old during his post-match interview with Celtic’s official YouTube channel.
Postecoglou impressed by Carter-Vickers display
The Australian boss was asked about Carter-Vickers’ commanding display and he didn’t hold back with his praise for the centre-back.
“Outstanding. As I’ve said we had to work hard for it today and part of it was going to be a bit of a battle, particularly with the way they play and Cameron was outstanding,” Postecoglou said.
“For the most part, we kept them away from our goal and Joe [Hart] wasn’t required too many times and that was because of Cameron and Carl [Starfelt]. The whole back-four I thought were really solid and disciplined. We didn’t really give them too much encouragement which helped us at the other end.”
Carter-Vickers has proven to be an astute signing for the club after completing a £6 million switch from Tottenham last summer.
The USMNT defender has been ever present in Postecoglou’s side and once again showcased just how important he is for the Bhoys against St Mirren yesterday.
Postecoglou made some smart changes towards the end of the game as his substitutions really paid off. But the Celtic boss was clearly impressed with his backline and it’s no surprise to hear him highlight Carter-Vickers’ display.
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