David Turnbull on how the Celtic squad feel about Postecoglou's training techniques

By John McGinley

August 14, 2021

Celtic midfielder David Turnbull is enjoying life in training and matches under new manager Ange Postecoglou.

Turnbull was the star man for the Bhoys against Jablonec on Thursday night. His sumptuous double against the Czechs had Celtic Park rocking.

The attacking midfielder has been a key part of Postecoglou’s starting eleven in the opening stages of the season. He’s now well placed to progress even more and live up to his full potential.

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Pleasing then that he seems to be relishing working under the Greek-Australian, along with the rest of his teammates.

Asked about the progress being made, Turnbull told The Scottish Daily Mail [14/08 print edition, page 113]: “It has just been about working hard and continuing to try to put in place the things the gaffer wanted us to do from the start. We are getting used to it and I think it is all coming together now.

“Since he came in, he’s been brilliant. The boys all love the training. We’ve all worked hard and are getting the rewards.”

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Turnbull and his teammates are now on a revenge mission against Hearts this weekend, looking to turn around an opening night defeat to the Edinburgh side in the Scottish Premiership.

The Scotland international continued: “I think it will be a different game. That was the first game of the league season and it was tough for us.

“It was a hard result for us to take because I thought we played well in that game, although I knew there was still more to come from us.

“Now it’s their turn to come to Celtic Park and the last few days have shown how well we are playing here and we can’t wait to try to go and get another win. A few weeks ago, we were still trying to gel together and it maybe came a bit soon, but this time we’ll be ready.”

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The performance of the Celtic team certainly backs up Turnbull’s words. They look full of confidence. They’re also playing with smiles on their faces. That wouldn’t be happening if the atmosphere at Lennoxtown wasn’t good.

We witnessed last season how easy it is for a malaise to take hold. The longer this feel-good factor continues, the more time Postecoglou will have to build a team worthy of competing. That’s another reason tomorrow’s match against Hearts is so important, aside from cup progression.

In other news, The UEFA Celtic signing deadline for both legs of AZ Alkmaar tie.

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