Ange Postecoglou defiantly tells the media what they've missed about his Celtic team
Celtic supporters know exactly how much pressure has been on the team’s shoulders all season. We also know how impressive the team’s form has been in the Scottish Premiership.
For some reason, it was forgotten by some media voices in the build-up to today’s game away to Ross County. Suddenly the trip to Dingwall was one which would cause the Celtic team to struggle with expectancy.
Well, Ange Postecoglou is having none of it and after the game this afternoon told assembled press exactly what they’ve missed about his Celtic team.
As quoted by The Daily Record, the Bhoys boss said: “We’ve been walking this tightrope for a very, very long time. I think people haven’t noticed because the players have dealt with it very well.
“You look at our record and the challenges we’ve had throughout that time, the players have been laser-focused. Have a look at our record from round six. If people can show me the games where we could have afforded a slip up, I’ll be happy to have a look.
“Every game has been important to win, every performance has been important. This was no different. We just have to continue on with the football we’ve been playing with whatever challenges we have and I felt we did that.
“I’m not surprised, but very proud. It’s one of those where sometimes I sit back and just think about what this group of men have achieved in such a short space of time.”
Celtic aren’t quite over the line yet. But this is Postecoglou’s point really. The team will always be striving for something, pushing for a result as long as there is silverware on the line. That’s what playing for Celtic is.
The narrative that the Bhoys were going to wilt today never really stood up to scrutiny when you considered the evidence of this season as a whole and weren’t just wrapped up in last week’s semi-final.
With just four games remaining, this team now have an incredible chance to do what nobody expected of them last summer.