Petrov details why life at Celtic is about to get better

By John McGinley

October 10, 2021

Stiliyan Petrov has the belief that Celtic can find consistency after the international break, after a confidence-boosting win at Pittodrie.

Jota fired the Bhoys to a 2-1 win in Aberdeen, Ange Postecoglou’s first ever away win in the Scottish Premiership.

It was a bright moment in the midst of a pretty bleak few weeks for Celtic as injuries and poor results saw a dark cloud form over the season.

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However, Petrov is buoyed by what he witnessed up north, not just in the match but afterwards too. He reckons things could be about to get a lot better.

Speaking to The Celtic Way, he said: “I think you could see how much it meant. It is about taking that commitment and passion now and transferring it into the team on a regular basis. I think everyone knew that it was going to be a season of a lot of changes to the team and you have to be patient in waiting for that to take hold.

“I like watching them. It is a team who are in transition but I like how they are trying to play football. I like the manager and how he talks about the game and his philosophy and I think coming out of a tough game like Aberdeen with all three points will have helped to foster some confidence within the team.

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“There are still areas that need work and some of the goals conceded are too cheap but it will help when there is a fully fit squad available. It will give the manager options to change things and bring in some more experience with the likes of Christopher Jullien and James Forrest.”

Ferencvaros, St Johnstone, Hibernian, Livingston and Dundee all follow across six matches after Motherwell. That takes Celtic up to the next international break in November.

We’re entering a crucial period that will tell us a lot about which direction this season is heading in. With players returning, as Petrov notes, there will be little room for excuses if results don’t improve.

Thankfully, like the former Celtic midfielder, I think the Aberdeen game could prove to be turning point for this project.

In other news, Celtic maintain title charge with stunning Sunday win.