Celtic post class photo nobody would have expected this time last year
Celtic have today posted a superb photo nobody would’ve expected just 12 months ago as they showcased all trophies won by the club’s men and women teams this season.
The Hoops went into the campaign with Ange Postecoglou not expected to pull up any trees in year 1. However, he defied all the odds to secure a league and cup double in his debut season.
Meanwhile, Fran Alonso’s Celtic Women team came into the 2021/22 season with the club still having a trophy drought that stretched back 11 years. He also ended that by securing both the SWPL Cup and the Scottish Women’s Cup – beating Glasgow City on both occasions. And this has led to the following image being published by the Hoops earlier today:
For Ange, it was an incredible campaign in which they found themselves close to a domestic treble success. But had anyone touted a league and cup double at the beginning of the campaign? They would’ve been laughed out of the room.
The same goes for the prospect of Alonso bagging both cup competitions on offer to him. An incredible feat considering the heavy standard of opposition he was up against in Rangers and Glasgow City.
It’s a season that will live long in the memory of the club as a whole, and the image above just encapsulates it all perfectly.
Celtic will be looking to progress on all fronts next season
It’s all about kicking on next term and there are clear goals in sight for both teams.
Ange will be itching to retain the league championship and league cup whilst also adding the Scottish Cup to his CV. In addition to that, a substantial impact in the UCL group stages would also be highly welcome and point to real progress within the squad.
For the women, it has to be about pushing ahead and mounting a title challenge next year. Celtic have shown that they’re good enough to beat Glasgow City and Rangers in individual matches. They know how to see them off on the big occasion. But the league finish this year was highly disappointing.
Indeed, Celtic finished 3rd behind both Rangers and City – a mammoth 17 points off top spot. The club will need to deliver some more backing over the summer to help push the squad further. But getting closer to both sides and bringing Champions League football back to the club has to be the minimum expectation.
It’s an exciting time for both squads as we look to kick on after strong individual campaigns. Bagging 4 domestic trophies in total from a possible 6 is some going.
All eyes on the summer then to see how they strengthen as fresh challenges emerge.