Ange Postecoglou has no fear as he addresses Celtic treble hype in the perfect way

By John McGinley

April 16, 2022

Ange Postecoglou hasn’t downplayed Celtic’s chances of winning a domestic treble this season but has reiterated there is still lots of football to be played between now and the end of the campaign.

A bit of treble chat ahead of Sunday’s game against Rangers was inevitable. Celtic are six points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership and have already won the League Cup this term.

It may be something of a forbidden topic for your more superstitious supporter, but Postecoglou certainly isn’t afraid of discussing it.

In fact, he knows it’s within reach after so much hard work this term.

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Asked about the chance of a Celtic treble, the Bhoys boss told The Scottish Daily Mail [16/04 print edition, page 116]: “We have an opportunity to do it. We have had a good season so far and we want to turn it into a great season.

“We haven’t done it yet. It’s at our doorstep now. We have an opportunity to get to a final and play for another trophy.

“That’s where our focus is right now and if we stick to that, we could have the chance to win another trophy at the end of May. But, come Monday, we have the league to focus on again.”

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In addition, Postecoglou called for his team to embrace the history of pushing for trophies at Celtic and performing well at Hampden.

The Australian said: “It’s part of the expectations of playing for this football club. You are expected to be contending for honours every year and two significant trophies are won at Hampden. You have to be good there. You have to embrace it.

“It’s not just about the game, it’s about the whole event and everything that surrounds it, the hype, the pressure, everything. This football club has shown throughout its history that this is the stage it wants to be on.”

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This is strong character stuff from the Celtic boss and exactly what we want to be hearing from his camp. There’s nothing wrong with being confident about winning trophies.

Others may have fear of even discussing a treble but Postecoglou likes to take these challenges on. If we fall short, so be it, but it won’t be because the team and the supporters didn’t dream.

Everyone knows it’s going to be difficult and nothing is guaranteed. If we back ourselves over the next month, anything is possible.

In other news, Confirmed: Hearts waiting for Celtic in Scottish Cup Final if Bhoys can win Sunday derby.