Celtic star comes out swinging in defence of Ange Postecoglou

By John McGinley

September 27, 2021

Celtic Anthony Ralston has insisted Ange Postecoglou’s managerial methods are working despite a poor run of results.

The Bhoys dropped more Scottish Premiership points yesterday at home to Dundee United in a 1-1 draw. It’s the fourth time in seven matches that has happened this season.

Celtic created a number of chances in the match and hit the woodwork three times, but it was not a performance to savour by any means.

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Ralston still has full belief in the manager and says his teammates are still bought in to his playing style and methods.

Speaking to The Glasgow Times, he said: “The style of football we’re playing is working. We’re all believing in the style of play the gaffer wants us to play.

“The performances are there. I think in the final third we are creating chances. The results will come with that.

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“We’re disappointed we’ve not got the win on Sunday. It’s a game of football and we want to win every game. That’s our aim. I feel we just need to get back into the training ground and get on with our work.

“We know it’s going to be a tough game (against Leverkusen), but we’ll go into training this week and we’ll work together and hopefully put in a good performance and get the result.”

Leverkusen are no joke and there has to be a huge improvement in performance if we’re to have a hope of getting anything against them.

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After losing to Real Betis in the opening match, a defeat would give us a mountain to climb in the remaining four games.

With the small matter of Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Sunday too, it’s going to be a difficult week full of danger, but one with great opportunity too.

In other news, Albian Ajeti has blown his big Celtic chance and Ange now needs to consider extreme options.

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