"We dominated"; Ange Postecoglou's brilliant derby verdict; references Celtic supporters

By John McGinley

September 3, 2022

Ange Postecoglou was a happy man after Celtic’s 4-0 rout of Rangers today, praising the team’s attacking efforts but also the defensive work ethic of his outfit.

Goals from Liel Abada, Jota and David Turnbull powered the Scottish champions to a rampant victory, which moves them five points clear of the Ibrox club.

Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland after the game [14:42], the Celtic boss said: “We have been in excellent form. I’m really proud of the players. It was a big game today, we knew that. It was a big occasion against a really good team and I thought the boys were outstanding from start to finish. We dominated the game, scored our four goals and restricted them to very little – so an outstanding performance.

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“Every week, we’ve got a little bit better. That’s a good indicator. You can win games in many ways and grind out things but our form has been outstanding. We’ve got better each week. That’s the important thing. If we keep going like that we’ll be hard to stop.

“We know what this day means to our supporters. We’ve sent them home on a little pocket of air, floating down. That’s the main thing for us, we’ve given them another memorable day and the players deserve all the credit for that.

“For me, the key to today was our pressing and defensive work – it was just brilliant. The whole team really committed to it and we didn’t give them a moment’s rest and in the end I think that told.”

Postecoglou has only enhanced his reputation with Celtic fans today. Derby wins go a long way to making you an iconic character of the club, especially when they come in this manner.

His words are spot on as usual, too, paying respect to the thoughts and feelings of the supporters as well as the efforts of his players.

We truly are witnessing a generational management reign at the moment. And long may it continue. It must continue!

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