Ange Postecoglou provides exciting analysis on his true vision for Celtic

By David Walton

August 10, 2021

Ange Postecoglou has excitingly stated that his current Celtic side is nowhere near performing at its maximum.

The Hoops produced a scintillating performance against Dundee on Sunday in a perfect 6-0 rout. Everything that could’ve gone right did so, with Kyogo Furuhashi netting a hattrick in his home debut.

However, the result came after an indifferent start under the new man. Whilst Postecoglou was anything but to blame for the UCL exit to Midtjylland and the loss to Hearts, there was no denying he needed Sunday.

But even though Celtic bossed Dundee in superb fashion, Postecoglou has excitingly stated the squad is nowhere near the level he wants it performing at.

As quoted by the Daily Record, Postecoglou said: “Look, I didn’t buy into it too much in the first couple of weeks when things were not going that well. I’m not getting carried away now. We have still got a long, long way to go.

“We have to play this kind of football on a consistent basis. We’re not going to win 6-0 every week. It might be 1-0 but we want to show that level of intent in every game. We have done that in previous games but only for certain parts.

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“In both Midtjylland games, the Hearts game, and again last midweek, we did it in bits. For us to be the team I want us to be, we need to do it consistently for 90 minutes and over a series of games. We’re nowhere near it yet.”

Ange Postecoglou eyeing up a relentless Celtic side as project rolls on

Postecoglou hits it right on the money. Just because we’ve hammered Dundee, it doesn’t mean that this will be the story every week. We won’t go to Tannadice, Easter Road, and Pittodrie and stroll out with ridiculously good scorelines.

Celtic fans will be aware of that. We’ve had enough experiences of new regimes coming in and turning the place around to know any different. However, what’s exciting is how Postecoglou wants his side to play every week.

He’s eyeing up a Celtic team that can go for 90 minutes every week. Not with a demand to score six goals every game, but with a demand to keep trying to score six every game. A high-intensity that keeps the opponents camped into their own box regardless of who the opposition is.

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Some will say that could be naive. After all, is it wise to be trying to play expansive football against better sides? Some believe it was part of Brendan Rodgers’ downfall in Europe. But then again, he qualified for the UCL twice. We would certainly take that level of success nowadays.

This is the kind of Celtic we want to see. The kind of Celtic the board will need to dig deep to secure the resources for their manager to produce. It’s exactly why this squad still needs bolstering in several positions.

This club looks set for a revolution this season. And given Postecoglou’s update on the current state of play, there’s a long way to go yet.

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