Celtic dressing room morale "positive" after big 2 weeks for the club
The Celtic dressing room feeling has been described as “positive” after what’s been a big 2 weeks for the club.
A massive win at Pittodrie to end the away-day hoodoo was then followed by an international break that couldn’t have been kinder to Celtic. No key players picked up any injuries and it doesn’t appear as though many have come back with any real fatigue either.
In addition to that, key players have returned to training such as Christopher Julien with Josip Juranovic also hopefully nearing a return. This was then followed by another big 2-0 win at Motherwell to narrow the gap at the top of the Premiership.
Celtic defender Carl Starfelt has been discussing the series of events and he claims it’s led to everyone at the club feeling pretty good about themselves.
As quoted by the Daily Record, Starfelt said: “We had some injuries and some guys coming in late like myself, but now I feel we have most of our players back and some more who are really experienced are also coming back. So it’s positive and so was the last game. It’s positive at Celtic right now. I think we will continue to grow and grow.
“It is nice as a defender to get a clean sheet, of course. Also for the whole team, but the most important thing is that we win. We had a very solid performance and I felt we dominated most parts of the game. To win 2-0 makes us very happy as it was away from home and it is not easy to go there, so I think we did a good job.
“Of course, it is one clean sheet and we should not fly away with it. We need to keep working hard and have stuff that we need to keep working on. But I feel we are getting more and more comfortable with each other and also just the way we are playing.”
The mood around Celtic Park is changing
It’s fair to say this football club feels like it’s in a much better situation than it was before the Aberdeen game.
Back then we were looking at a frustrating winless away run as we slipped further and further down the Premiership table. Not to mention our CEO in Dom McKay had already left prematurely. There was no real direction on where the club was heading from here. Doubts were also arising about Postecoglou’s ability to deal with the pressures at Parkhead.
Isn’t it funny just how big a couple of results can be for everything? Perspective and confidence in particular. All of a sudden, we look as though we’re in a decent place heading into some big matches over the coming weeks.
So long as the dressing room morale in particular remains positive, we’re in a good place. It means that we should continue to expect decent performance levels in the upcoming matches.
As for Starfelt in particular, he could do with a boost. He’s been unfairly called out continuously for some early errors in his Celtic career. But the truth is he’s actually performed admirably in our last couple of matches. He was also one of the better performers at Ibrox back in August too.
His improvement is just one of a number of positives going through the club at the moment. But only results will keep everyone feeling upbeat, and that’s why momentum must continue against Ferencvaros tomorrow afternoon.