Connor Goldson's shocking post-match comments will be music to Celtic ears

By John McGinley

November 21, 2021

Forget today’s Rangers performance at Hampden, what was said post-match by one of their senior players will be of much more interest to Celtic and our supporters.

The Ibrox side hilariously collapsed against Hibernian in today’s semi-final, conceding three first-half goals that consigned their League Cup ambitions to the bin.

After the game, Goldson was scathing of his teammates, saying some things that would seriously alarm even the most optimistic of Rangers supporters.

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For the defender, his team have shockingly lost their hunger for success and aren’t following instructions.

Speaking on Premier Sports, he said: “The staff have covered everything this week. We’ve let ourselves down and players didn’t follow instructions. People are in the wrong positions, which we worked in yesterday (at training).

“You would hope players would want to impress the new manager. We need something to change. We need a spark.

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“I don’t want to say this, but we’ve lost a bit of hunger. We are champions and some think they don’t need to work as hard. That’s crept in all season.”

If this all sounds familiar, it’s probably because these were the kind of comments that heralded Celtic failure last season. From Neil Lennon’s post-match interview vs Ferencvaros, to concerning Callum McGregor comments about not executing Lennon’s tactical plans – there’s a comparison to be made.

The difference is Celtic were coming off of a decade of unprecedented success. Complacency wasn’t that surprising. Our rivals meanwhile have won just a single trophy in 10 years.

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This season you can see the hunger and desire in the performances of Celtic. Ange Postecoglou has brought renewed focus to the club. We’re building something exciting, with the fans fully on board and players pushing forward together.

There is now a stark, stark contrast in Glasgow that should be a huge benefit to Celtic over the course of an entire season. That’s been demonstrated this weekend.

In other news, Celtic supporters in stitches as Ryan Porteous embarrasses rivals in post-match interview.