Celtic star delivers ominous message for Scottish Premiership rivals

By Lewis Laird

November 14, 2022

Celtic midfielder David Turnbull has insisted that Ange Postecoglou’s side will return from the World Cup break even stronger, which should strike fear into the Bhoys’ Scottish Premiership opponents.

On Saturday afternoon, following the conclusion of their 2-1 win over Ross County, the domestic action ground to a halt ahead of the World Cup this November and December.

The Hoops managed to extend their lead one more time before that break, stretching nine points clear of 2nd placed Rangers thanks to the victory over the Staggies.

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That win also meant that Ange Postecoglou’s side were able to continue their fantastic start to the Scottish Premiership campaign, winning 13 out of their first 14 games.

It was an extremely impressive feat achieved by the Bhoys, who have suffered just one defeat in the league across the last calendar year.

At times, Celtic have looked unstoppable, with their opponents being unable to handle the attacking style of play and ‘never stop’ attitude.

Speaking after the Ross County result, Celtic midfielder David Turnbull reflected on the first 14 games of the season as the Hoops finish the first period of the campaign on top.

The Scotland international delivered an exciting message, which should leave our rivals fearing what is to come, as he insisted there is still more to come after we return from the break.

He said [The National]: “Will we get better after the World Cup break? I think so. Hopefully, we will have most of the boys back from injury after it.  The break will do us good, and then we want to come back firing on all cylinders.

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“We have 14 wins out of 15 in the league, which is great. We had one blip at St Mirren, which was tough. We knew after that we could have played better, but in the other 14 games, we have been brilliant.

“We know every game is different, and you will face challenges. We don’t go into any game thinking it will be easy. The St Mirren game wasn’t great, but we knew if we played the way we can, then we wouldn’t have many other results like that.

“Now we have to kick on and try to keep winning.

“The gaffer won’t let us take our foot off the gas. We are going to play every game as if it is our last and try to get as many wins as we can.”

David Turnbull’s message should leave Scottish Premiership opponents fearing what is to come.

It has been an extremely impressive start to the 2022/23 campaign, and the players deserve huge credit for that. Yet, they clearly aren’t going just to sit around and take that credit if we look at Turnbull’s latest message.

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Postecoglou and his players are ready to kick on and improve, with the return of key stars such as Callum McGregor likely to help that.

Due to the Bhoys’ involvement in the UEFA Champions League and the frustration that came along with those results, the season has almost felt a bit stop-start at times.

However, upon our return, all the focus will go into domestic action as we look to go one better and deliver a treble this season.

Of course, there is a lot of hard work to do, and I am sure Postecoglou and his coaching staff are well aware of what needs to be done during the break.

A trip to Australia and Portugal next month could have the Hoops firing on all cylinders by the time they return to competitive action on the 17th of December.

And that isn’t even taking into consideration the transfer business that Celtic could do to improve in the January transfer window.

So, it is bound to be an exciting few months for the Celtic support and a very ominous wait for our rivals upon the return to domestic action in Scotland next month.

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