Celtic daft EFL boss left buzzing with Bhoys derby win in Saturday post-match interview

By John McGinley

September 4, 2022

Celtic daft Stevenage manager Steve Evans couldn’t contain his excitement regarding the Bhoys thumping win over Rangers in the Scottish Premiership yesterday, directly referencing it in his post-match interview.

Stevenage won 2-1 away from home to Crewe Alexandra in English League Two and was left buzzing with the combination of a win on the road, as well as a 4-0 thrashing of Rangers.

Speaking to the club’s media channel he said: “It’s a great day. We win away from home and Glasgow Celtic beat Rangers. It’s just a great day. It doesn’t get much better than that unless you win the lottery.”

Evans is a well-known Celtic supporter of course – he’s spoken openly of it the past. He’s also had a working relationship with the club before, taking players such as Scott Robertson on loan to England.

He also gave a great prediction regarding Matt O’Riley shortly after he signed for the Bhoys, saying: “O’Riley’s got a great left foot. He can put the ball on a toadstool from 70 yards, don’t worry about that. He’ll pass it all over the pitch. I can see him doing well at Celtic — a team that controls the ball in virtually every game. Celtic, of course, also play in Europe and I couldn’t say for sure how he’ll find that level. I’ve only really seen him play League One. However, no one can question his ability.

“Constructively, he’ll need to adapt to close attention up there. If he tries to take the time on the ball he’s often had down here then he’ll be stampeded. I’ll be interested to see how he deals with close attention. But, overall, I believe Celtic have got a very good player.”

Celtic really are delighting fans of whatever station at the moment. It’s been as good a start to the season as I can remember, with the tantalising prospect of the team testing themselves against the very best shortly.

Facing Real Madrid is another level entirely but you just know that Ange Postecoglou’s team are going to attack that occasion with the same intent as every other match.

Hopefully it’s another day that feels like a lottery win, as Evans put it!

In other news, Michael Stewart delivers verdict on Celtic’s derby thumping; makes withering comparison.