Ange Postecoglou lauds impressive element of Celtic's attacking play

By Lewis Laird

August 17, 2022

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has expressed his delight at seeing his side scoring goals from multiple avenues across the pitch.

The Hoops have kicked off the season in fine form, picking up nine points from their first three games against Aberdeen, Ross County and Kilmarnock.

Postecoglou’s side has continued to show their attacking prowess, scoring ten goals in those three outings whilst also only conceding one.

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Impressively, from those ten strikes, the Bhoys have had seven different goalscorers, from striker Kyogo Furuhashi to central defenders such as Moritz Jenz or Carl Starfelt.

Having many different avenues of scoring goals across his Celtic squad is something that the Celtic manager prides himself on, and he has been left delighted at seeing his team’s attacking intent in the opening games of the season.

Speaking in a recent interview, Postecoglou insisted that is precisely the sort of team he wants his side to be, with goals from across the pitch, including from lovely pieces of build-up play to corner kicks.

He said [Daily Record]: “We want to be a team that’s got multiple threats going forward.

“Our centre-halves are contributing at the moment, which is great, but it’s not just the starting XI, guys coming off the bench.

“There’s no doubt about it; we want to be a team that scores goals and has multiple avenues to do that.

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“There’s different ways you can score goals in a game of football, and your position shouldn’t stop you from doing that. If you’re in that area, you take your chances.

“They are getting those rewards in creating those moments because they are really committed to what we want to be, and I see that every day with their training.

“What we see on game-day is the result of them working really hard at training and pushing each other.”

Scottish Premiership sides should be fearful of Celtic’s early season showings in front of goal.

Having already showcased how good an attacking side they can be last campaign, the start of this season has very much been a case of carrying on their impressive form.

And the Bhoys have done that, stretching the unbeaten league run to 35 games, dating back to last September.

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There have been a number of impressive aspects about Ange Postecoglou’s side. But, particularly going forward, scoring from all different opportunities.

When you consider the likes of Reo Hatate, Matt O’Riley, and Daizen Maeda are still to get off the mark for the 2022/23 season, it will be a scary thought for opposition defenders in Scotland.

As the Hoops’ match sharpness continues to improve week upon week and momentum starts to build, this Celtic team could go to new levels and produce some brilliant performances in our push for the Scottish Premiership title.

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