Ange Postecoglou discusses "important" post-match Celtic celebrations at Pittodrie

By David Walton

October 4, 2021

Ange Postecoglou has addressed the “important” post-match celebrations at Pittodrie yesterday after Celtic secured a big 2-1 win at Aberdeen.

Footage emerged quickly after the win of the manager taking the applause and embrace of the support. It came after Celtic secured their first away-day domestic win of the season.

Immediately after the full-time whistle, the joyous Celtic players immediately made their way over to the away support. The celebrations, as expected, were passionate given the context of the campaign so far.

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And Postecoglou couldn’t help but hide his enjoyment of the post-match scenes. As quoted by the Daily Record [print edition, 04/10, page 51], the Hoops boss said: “I think it’s important that we do that. The fans have been patient with us so far and they can see what we’re trying to do. We know we haven’t really rewarded them, particularly when we’re away from home.

“I’m pleased for our fans that they enjoyed the trip up here and they will enjoy the trip home. They saw today not only that we can play good football but there is character in this team to get results when we need them.

“It can only help. If there is one thing about us this year we have definitely shown that when we play well we can definitely take it to teams. The one thing we haven’t shown yet is that ability to find a way to win a game when we need it. It’s not just the victory, it’s the manner in which we went about it.”

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Celtic win ugly at Pittodrie in key boost for supporters

Postecoglou isn’t wrong here whatsoever. Celtic managed to bag an ugly win at Pittodrie that certainly didn’t have the hallmarks of what the manager wants his Celtic team to be.

In an ideal world, Postecoglou’s Celtic would’ve rocked up at Pittodrie, put a high press on immediately and won by a few goals. That’s the picture he wants to paint at Parkhead. Results like this will give him the time he needs to form it.

For Celtic showed yesterday that they shouldn’t have to wait a year or 18 months before they hit their stride. They should still be bagging results against domestic opposition even during our rebuilding process.

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It was a massive boost for supporters to watch the team go through what they did yesterday and still come out with the win. It was a performance of champions, and something we’ll likely need to do regularly this season. Upcoming trips to the likes of Fir Park and Easter Road, for example, will require similar battling traits.

But Postecoglou also needed that moment with the supporters. That moment where he could go up to the Celtic away contingent and simply take their acclaim. It was a special scene post-match, and hopefully one that kicks us on.

You can see how much it meant to both the players and the manager. If anything, that shows just how close a bond they all have.

In other news, Giorgos Giakoumakis’ Pittodrie snub leaves Celtic fans scratching their heads