Liel Abada explains the crucial Postecoglou factor helping extend Celtic's long unbeaten run

By Lewis Laird

August 8, 2022

Celtic winger Liel Abada has explained one of the key parts of Ange Postecoglou’s preparation that has helped the Hoops stretch their unbeaten run to 34 games.

The Bhoys travelled to Dingwall last weekend, looking to continue their perfect start to the Scottish Premiership by picking up six points from six.

Three second-half goals helped Postecoglou’s side on their way to victory, fighting off a push from the home side, who levelled up the scoring with around 30 minutes left to play.

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After replacing the injury Daizen Maeda at the break, Celtic youngster Liel Abada went on to play a key role in bringing home all three points, rounding off the scoring with a superb late strike.

Saturday’s win also helped the Hoops extend their brilliant Scottish Premiership unbeaten run to 34 games, which stretches back to September.

Ange Postecoglou and his squad last tasted defeat in the league on their visit to Livingston almost one year ago, during the early stages of the 56-year-old’s reign at Parkhead.

Speaking to the press in the aftermath of Saturday’s victory, Liel Abada detailed the crucial part of the Celtic manager’s preparations, which has led them to a long unbeaten run.

The 20-year-old stated that Postecoglou’s attention to detail and insistence on focusing on one game at a time has helped the Bhoys play their football.

He said [Daily Record]: “It is just that we look from game to game, look to do our jobs and play our football.

“The manager is always ready for each of the games, and then he always tells us what to do when we are in them. Hopefully, we will keep it going. It’s that we look at it game-to-game. All the focus just goes onto the next one. That’s it.”

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One game at a time the key message from Ange Postecoglou.

Having only played two games in the league so far, it can be easy for supporters to look beyond the Hoops next fixture.

Many fans may be eyeing up when the first trip to Tynecastle is or the first Glasgow derby. However, that is certainly not the attitude of Ange Postecoglou and his squad.

A key part of the Bhoys’ long unbeaten run is only remaining focused on the next game, and the Celtic manager’s attention to detail appears to be paying off.

That focus will help Celtic massively in their push to deliver a second Scottish Premiership title under the former Socceroos boss.

Liel Abada and his teammates now have the entire week to switch their focus towards next Sunday’s game when we travel to Rugby Park to take on newly promoted Kilmarnock.

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