Jota provides promising update on dressing room reaction to Celtic form

By David Walton

September 28, 2021

Jota has given a promising verdict on how the Celtic dressing room has reacted to the club’s recent poor form.

Celtic are currently sixth in the Scottish Premiership after only three wins in seven games so far. Ange Postecoglou’s side are conceding goals at an alarming rate and have been struggling with defensive issues all season.

The Hoops have also lost their first three away matches of the season as supporter confidence in the team drops to a disappointing low.

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And with injury woes continuing to cripple the team, there will be fears that heads will soon drop. Thankfully, according to Jota, that’s anything but the case.

Speaking at his pre-Bayer Leverkusen press conference, the Portuguese youngster said the following via Celtic TV: “I think us as professional football players and the experiences that we’ve had in the last few years of everyone’s careers, we have to learn with every single situation.

“For sure everyone has had these types of situations, and the solution is always looking forward, looking for the errors we made in the previous matches and just keep fighting. That’s the solution.

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“Of course there are some results that didn’t go quite so well, but we know the quality is there, the ideas are there and other ones did very good. So I think we just have to recover physically and mentally and then be ready for the next game. That’s what we want to do and that’s what we’re going to do.”

Celtic dressing room remains behind Ange Postecoglou’s Parkhead methods

What’s become clear is that everyone in the Parkhead dressing room appears to still be well behind Ange Postecoglou.

We had Anthony Ralston speaking after the Dundee Utd draw and claiming that the ideas being brought in by the manager are working [Celtic TV]. So there’s still a strong belief that Celtic are going in the right direction. Behind the scenes at least.

The Celtic supporters, on the other hand, have still to be convinced. There was that honeymoon period when Ange had won us all over and we were on a winning run. But his response to challenging adversity hasn’t been as impressive as we would like.

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It’s all well and good for talents like Jota to say everyone is invested in the process. But we need to see that happen on the pitch. As of right now, we aren’t seeing much investment when it comes to the performance levels.

Of course, we knew a sticky spell would arrive at some point. It was always going to be the case that Celtic struggled early on in the rebuild. But there’s strong frustration over just how poor we look at the moment.

At the very least there’s clearly still a strong unity at the football club at the moment. And as we go through our most troubling period yet under Postecoglou, that’s something that will need to stay in place.

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