What Ange Postecoglou and Craig Gordon said to each other after Celtic beat Hearts

By David Walton

May 9, 2022

Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon has revealed what he and Ange Postecoglou spoke about after Celtic dismantled his side at Parkhead on Saturday.

Gordon was on the wrong end of a 4-1 humiliation at Celtic Park as the Hoops to a giant leap towards the title. The trophy can now finally be confirmed as heading to Glasgow’s East End if we take at least a point at Tannadice on Wednesday night.

But both Gordon and Postecoglou were seen having some warm words with each other at full-time. The Celtic boss, who scooped up both the PFA and SFWA Manager of the Year awards, is on the verge of something monumental in Glasgow. Gordon, meanwhile, was named SFWA Player of the Year in a big comeback season for him personally.

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And the Hearts player has confirmed that his comments with Ange were simply a case of both men congratulating each other on fine campaigns.

As quoted by the Edinburgh Evening News, Gordon said: “He congratulated me on a good season and I congratulated him straight back.

“He has done a fantastic job. He was just congratulating me on my award and having a good season.”

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Ange Postecoglou happy to show his post-match class after Celtic games

This isn’t the first time Ange has gone on to the pitch and given some warm words of praise or encouragement to the opposition. It’s not even the first Hearts player in fact.

Postecoglou has always been quick to give the opposition credit when it’s merited. Whether this be in the form of post-match comments or on-field embraces – it’s a classy move that has undoubtedly helped boost his reputation not just as a manager in Scotland, but as a man.

And this has been the case whether we’ve won, lost, or drawn matches too. It’s not just a case of the manager being happy to put on a smile for the opposition whenever we get the result. He manages to show his class even when results go against us.

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Simply put, he doesn’t have to go up to Gordon and congratulate him whatsoever. But it’s probably one of the first things on Ange’s mind after the game.

But this no longer surprises Celtic supporters and the same goes for opposition players too. It’s just a mark of the man’s humility.

And come Wednesday night, he’ll hopefully be crowned as a Premiership winner in what would be a deserved achievement for his efforts this term.

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