Ange Postecoglou's radio reaction to another bad day for Celtic
Ange Postecoglou has given his thoughts on another bad day for Celtic after dropping points at home to Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership.
Today’s match was a must-win encounter after various high-flying league rivals won their fixtures over the weekend.
However, it wasn’t to be. Celtic supporters have again been left disappointed.
Postecoglou looked to defend the effort levels of his players over the 90 minutes after the match, but couldn’t hide his disappointment at how it panned out.
Speaking to BBC Radio Scotland this evening [17:12], he said: “We’re disappointed with the outcome obviously but in terms of our approach to the game and the way we played, the manner in which we took the game to them, I think it’s exactly what our supporters want to see.
“We created a lot of chances we just didn’t take them and that meant we didn’t get the result. Sometimes football goes that way, you’ve just got to keep persevering. If we play like that on another day we score four or five. We can’t let that derail what we want to achieve. We have to remain positive and keep playing our football.
“I’m disappointed for the players and for the fans. The result is my responsibility. I wanted the players and our fans to be rewarded today for the fantastic effort. I can’t praise the players highly enough for their efforts today. They’ve had three tough games in a week. We haven’t been able to change our team too much. Even at the end there they were giving everything they could.”
Postecoglou has typically dealt with the press well since arriving to become Celtic manager, but I’m not convinced by this set of quotes.
Granted they’ve been given in the heat of the moment after a pulsating 90 minutes, but nothing about today is what supporters want to see.
I didn’t think the performance was all that good at all, despite the physical effort put into the display. We need more than effort.
The Bhoys boss is just looking to protect a group of players who, let’s face it, aren’t first-choice.
But we all need better than this from Celtic over the next couple of months, with or without our key players.