Australian media brilliantly highlight "stunning" Celtic support; laud Ange achievement
Australian media outlet Fox Sports have highlighted the “stunning” display from the Celtic supporters at Hampden yesterday as they took time to laud Ange Postecoglou’s achievement yesterday.
Postecoglou has managed to reach his first final with the Hoops and at the first attempt too. Despite only being in the job since June, the Greek-Australian has been impressing supporters with his attractive brand of football.
However, Cetic needed to show guts and grit to get the job done against Callum Davidson’s side yesterday. And Fox were quick to show their appreciation last night for the stunning tribute to Bertie Auld:
The news outlet also praised Ange for his “rip-roaring” football. Fox would state that it often takes the Celtic boss a full year before his team reaches its full potential.
A James Forrest goal against St Johnstone was enough to book a Hampden spot next month for the Premier Sports Cup final against either Rangers or Hibernian. Our opponents will be confirmed today when the two sides clash at the national stadium.
But for Postecoglou, it’s some vindication for the work he’s done so far that he’s already eyeing up a cup final.
Ange Postecoglou already celebrating his first Celtic final within months
To put the achievement into context, it took Gerrard 5 attempts at Rangers before managing to make a cup final. Yet he’s managing in the Premier League and due to receive a hefty transfer war-chest come January.
These occasions simply can’t be taken for granted. It’s still a major achievement to be reaching cup finals. And considering the rebuild that was needing done in the summer, the progress has certainly been remarkable.
Sure, there’s plenty of work to be done. The Premiership table still shows us sitting 4 points behind Rangers and that’s just the reality of the situation. However, you simply have to remember where we were several months ago.
It wasn’t long ago that people were totally writing off our chances of success this season. That the rebuild needing done at Celtic was going to take a couple of years and that catching Rangers within 12 months was never a realistic possibility.
Postecoglou has managed to come into Parkhead and make it a very real possibility. The fact he’s managed to win at Hampden is big. The symbolism of it can’t be underestimated whatsoever.
So it’s no surprise to see him get recognition for his achievements back in his homeland. Here’s hoping he can go one step further come December.