Defender credits Ange Postecoglou's brilliant Celtic training ground message

By Lewis Laird

April 25, 2022

We don’t stop.

The continued message from Ange Postecoglou that is evidently clear to see when watching his side in action.

That message has inspired both the players and the Celtic support, which has led to an incredible turnaround in the Bhoys’ fortunes over the past 12 months.

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That message isn’t only for those in the starting 11 or who feature on a matchday. It is for every player at the club, who most give their all on the training ground.

One player who has taken that message on board most is Greg Taylor, as one of the reliable options in the back four for Postecoglou.

The full-back might not be every Celtic fan’s favourite player, but there is no doubting he gives his all, learning a new role to play within this system.

67 Hail Hail chats to Ange Postecoglou & Greg Taylor | Ross County vs Celtic Preview

67 Hail Hail chats to Ange Postecoglou & Greg Taylor | Ross County vs Celtic Preview
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Reports earlier in the season even suggested that the Scotland internationalist was one of the members of the squad who had bought into Postecoglou’s philosophy most.

So, it is good to see the hard work paying off for the former Kilmarnock defender, who produced another top performance against Ross County on Sunday.

Speaking to the club’s website in the aftermath of Sunday’s win, Taylor stressed how important the work on the training ground is ahead of the match as players look to display Ange Postecoglou’s message in their performance.

He said: “It was strong first-half performance. They tried to press us, but we managed to break through quite a few times and probably should have had a few more goals in the first half.

“But again, we stuck to our principles, tried to play the way we want to play and managed to get the three points.

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“You don’t play in this system if you don’t work hard, and the gaffer stresses that we work hard from Monday to the day of the game.

“In the second half, they put us under a wee bit more pressure. We probably got a wee bit stuck in building up, but we managed to break through and get that important second goal at a key time later on.

“We work, as I touched on, from Monday to Friday to be ready for the games at the weekend. We train as hard as we can every day and try to improve every day, and we’ll continue to do that until the final whistle.”

There is still some work to be done before being able to celebrate more success under Ange in the league this season.

But clearly, Taylor and the rest of the squad are focused on the task at hand, and the work will be done to make sure we get that over the line.

In other news, the impressive aspect of Celtic’s victory in Dingwall, which has rarely been mentioned.