Ange Postecoglou addresses Celtic Park pitch problem
The surface has been sub-par this week in matches against St Mirren and Greenock Morton with Postecoglou noting it was difficult for his players to deal with today – a thought shared by David Turnbull, too.
The Bhoys boss was quick to criticise the surface at Hampden last week as well, noting a slick surface can be very beneficial for the team’s style of play.
Speaking in a post-match media conference today, Postecoglou said: “It’s not great. I understand the weather has been a challenge around the place.
“At the same time, on our home pitch, we’ve got certain advantages – one is the crowd, the atmosphere and the other thing I think is that it’s a big pitch and it suits our game when it’s in good condition.
“If it’s not, it just makes things a little bit of a struggle for us. It’s not ideal. I know we’re looking to address it, so hopefully we can do that.”
In his own post-match appearance, Turnbull joked he didn’t know whether his goalbound shot was going to go into row z or the back of the net given the surface, highlighting the players’ view on the matter.
Everyone wants the Celtic Park surface to be beautifully green and even – that hasn’t been possible of late.
It can be difficult to solve these problems mid-season but with Celtic not in action at Paradise until February 1st, there’s a window of opportunity to get some good work done. Hopefully we see a difference.