The Aberdeen camp has been left absolutely fuming after losing to Celtic at Pittodrie
Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass has been left absolutely fuming after losing to Celtic at Pittodrie last night.
The Hoops managed to take a monumental 3 points back down to Glasgow as they made it 7 consecutive wins in 2022 under Ange Postecoglou.
The game didn’t come without controversy of course. After the Dons had managed to comeback from 2-0 down to level the game midway through the second half, Celtic showed their class and character. Jota’s winner came with Aberdeen players desperately trying to claim Liel Abada was offside and interfering with play.
And it’s something Dons boss Glass hasn’t been able to stop talking about since full-time. As quoted by the Daily Record, he said: “From the side, I thought Abada blocked Batesy and stopped him going back and defending against Jota. I thought he was offside as he did it but even if not he was still blocking a player. We continually get done for blocks every week, sometimes even when they don’t happen so it’s disappointing.
“I come in and say it every week but don’t want to talk about referees. There are reasons you ask me these questions. I was warned or told before the end of the game not to go on the pitch and speak to the referee. He didn’t tell two managers he told one. Maybe he has realised he has made a mistake.
“The fourth official was told to tell us not to speak on the pitch after the game. Both managers didn’t get treated the same. Maybe there is a reason for that.”
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You just knew as soon as we netted the winner that it was going to be some sort of debate. That it was going to be the main talking point instead of the incredible character and personality this Celtic team showed.
You can say that Abada blocked David Bates all you want, but the Aberdeen defender could still easily have gotten to the ball without running into the Celtic man. Goals get given for things like this all the time, so why should we be any different?
Of course you can understand the Dons’ frustrations. They had put a lot into coming back from 2-0 down and must’ve felt they were the team best placed to go on and win the game.
But let’s not pretend Celtic didn’t get what they deserved last night. It was a fully-merited win at Pittodrie and a huge one for Postecoglou’s team.
It now means we don’t have another league fixture for 11 days after coming through a hectic schedule by winning every single match. That’s something Postecoglou has to be absolutely delighted with as he prepares for Raith Rovers on Sunday in the Scottish Cup.
This Celtic team just keep getting asked questions about their character. Every single time they’re batting them away.