Ange Postecoglou's brilliant response to negative Celtic media narrative

By David Walton

July 22, 2021

Ange Postecoglou has appeared to show some frustration with the Scottish media as he hit back at another negative Celtic media narrative.

With the Hoops drawing 1-1 with Midtjylland in UCL qualifying on Tuesday night, some are taking the result differently. The Hoops were by far the better of the two sides, and look primed to go over to Denmark and finish the job.

Celtic also have the boost of knowing that Midtjylland’s away goal doesn’t count for double either. They’ll also have to come out and score if they want to progress through to the next round.

However, not surprisingly, Postecoglou has found himself answering questions on Celtic potentially going out early.

The National claims that when asked about the financial impact of Celtic being bundled out by Midtjylland, Postecoglou said: “I’m not an accountant mate, I’m a football manager. When people start talking to me about finances they miss the essence of what I’m about.

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“I’m not interested. I want to win games, I want to win trophies, I want to bring special nights to here. The finances are for other people.

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“The reception was brilliant. It was a special night for me. To walk out the tunnel as Celtic manager in a Champions League game, the response was very special. You talk about finances, the last thing on my mind when you get a response like that from people who love this football club, that’s what motivates me.”

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The new Celtic boss sounds surprised by the approach of the media at times. No wonder either, it’s far, far too negative for the current situation.

You would’ve thought that the focus would’ve been on progression. That it would’ve been on the confidence of Celtic’s performance on Tuesday night. How composed and dominant we were and how it looks as though we have the ability to win comfortably in Denmark.

You would hope, as the Scottish press, that would be the main focus. Asking the manager about finances should we go out is such a negative talking point. And at the moment it’s a needless one.

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Why on earth would Postecoglou even be giving this a second worth of thought? All he’ll be concentrating on is downing Midtjylland, something he’ll be extremely confident of doing.

Ange was already irked by some of the questions he received after the Midtjylland game too. He wasn’t happy with what he described as “glass half-empty” questions [The Herald].

But it appears they’ve kept coming his way regardless. Hopefully, he knows that the Celtic support remains extremely confident in his side to progress even if the media isn’t.

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