Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou makes hilarious title quip after Motherwell victory

By Euan Davidson

October 16, 2021

Ange Postecoglou has offered a hilarious response to Celtic media critics after the club’s title chances were written off just weeks into the season.

Following a second consecutive win on the road, dominating against a good Motherwell side, the manager was in fine fettle as he answered questions from the press.

Foremost, he was quick to make a joke about the title race. Celtic now sit four point behind the top spot, with Rangers dropping points at home today. Celtic, though, have momentum on their side and some winnable games to look forward to.

The Celtic boss said [Clyde 1 Superscoreboard]:

“I thought the Premiership race was over, mate, so…

“I’m not looking at the table any more, we’re kind of just doing our own thing. Zero significance to us, I think what’s more important to us is that we get some belief out of today.

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“It’s one thing to get a victory here, but I thought to control the game here like we did today should give the boys some real belief and confidence going forward.

“We’ve still got some big games, starting Tuesday. I think that’s the main thing for us, we’ve got to just keep our heads down and run our own race. When you do that, and keep improving, you’ll see where you end up.”

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou just gets it

It’s been quite funny to see a manager from Australia’s reaction to the Scottish media.

Foremost, because Australia’s football writers have a pretty fearsome reputation of their own. But the rhetoric from pundits in Scotland really does get sensational, in the pejorative sense.

Before Ange even took the job, people wrote him off. Even after massive home victories, and getting into the Europa league, Postecoglou was still being doubted.

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Fine, he hasn’t done quite enough yet to earn him total goodwill from the rabid Scottish media, but he’s clearly working on something with Celtic. For the second game in a row, it’s yielded a big result for the Bhoys.

It was always absolute nonsense to write off the title race. Rangers barely squeaked past Celtic in the first derby of the season, with several Celtic players missing and a new system to adapt to.

There were going to be a couple of difficult results. More may follow. But writing off Postecoglou only seems to encourage him more.

If anything, maybe we need some more pundits talking Celtic’s chances down. It seems to get a positive reaction out of the manager and the players, going by recent form.

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