Ange Postecoglou reacts to Celtic's sensational 9-goal show vs Dundee United

By John McGinley

August 28, 2022

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has given his thoughts on today’s incredible 9-0 win away to Dundee United, which sent the Bhoys back to the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

Kyogo Furuhashi scored a hat-trick, as did Liel Abada, with Carl Starfelt, Jota and Josip Juranovic also adding to the rout, which has piled misery onto United boss Jack Ross and his players.

After the match, Postecoglou was obviously full of praise for his players.

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He told BBC Radio Scotland [14:07]: “The boys were great – really disciplined and really focused to make sure we played our football. The quality of our goals was outstanding, our general play was really good. Even our defensive work, especially in the front half, was excellent.

“We have to be [ruthless]. That’s part of the football team we want to be. It’s not just the way we play, it’s also our intent. Our intent is to keep going on all the team and not let the scoreboard dictate how we go about things.

“Kyogo and Liel Abada were both great. They worked awfully hard for the team. All our strikers do. The benefit of that is they get the reward of scoring goals. What’s more pleasing for me is they put in the work for those rewards.

“It’s about us and setting our own standards. I’ve said all along, we’re not going to sit there and try and measure our progress or our success at any point because we don’t know what the end point is. On days like today, you set down a marker and keep going to the end. We set a standard that hopefully we can build on.”

Clearly there are bigger challenges ahead than this demoralised United team. Ross County will be a different prospect midweek, nevermind Rangers and then Real Madrid who follow shortly after.

Postecoglou is trying to keep everyone’s feet on the ground here and rightly so. We can’t get ahead of ourselves or and the players definitely shouldn’t be complacent.

Nonetheless, today was an absolutely brilliant bit of entertainment for Celtic supporters and everyone at the club should take the plaudits for contributing to it.

A beautiful Sunday, indeed!

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