Ange Postecoglou's special message to Celtic players ahead of potential title-clincher

By John McGinley

May 11, 2022

Celtic manager Ange Posteoclgou has urged his players to ‘create something special’ in tonight’s match away to Dundee United.

The Bhoys have the chance to clinch the Scottish Premiership title by avoiding defeat, but everyone wants the players to put on a show and delight a raucous travelling support.

Postecoglou has admitted he’s excited and wants his squad to harness that anticipation to create a moment everyone remembers this evening.

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Ange calls on Celtic players to take the opportunity

Speaking to a press conference ahead of tonight’s trip, the Celtic boss said [YouTube]: “I’m always excited. I think the one thing is that I try to impress on the people I share it with is that every game you play, every moment you have, you can create something special.

“You don’t prepare for it in any different way, because you might miss along the way the opportunity to create a moment that lasts for a lifetime and beyond.

“So every game is an opportunity to create something, every game has the potential within it to create a special moment. For the big games, again my role is just to prepare the team and prepare everyone to be at our best.

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“Because if we’re at our best, or try to be at our best, every time we go out there then there’s an opportunity for something special to happen.

“Whether that’s a big game or a perceived big game, or just a normal league game or a cup game, home or away, I think if you ask people this year about defining moments, you’ll get many different answers.

“One could be Tony Ralston scoring in the last minute at Ross County, that’s something that I think will remain with people. If you’re not prepared for that moment in that game, then you’re going to miss some goals along the way.

“For me, every game is approached the same way, every game for me is an opportunity to create something special.”

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Days of Celtic celebration ahead

Ange will never message to his players that the foot can be taken off the pedal. He sees every 90 minutes as chance to entertain paying supporters, which is why he’s struck up such a rapport with us all.

Even without the point we need tonight, there are still days of Celtic celebration ahead here. A famous trophy day is all but guaranteed on Saturday.

I’d be surprised if it wasn’t a party atmosphere from the off at Tannadice tonight and hopefully that will spur the team on to the kind of memorable occasion that the manager is looking for.

Bring it on!

In other news, Report: Celtic showing interest in Eredivisie defender Milan van Ewijk.