Ange Postecoglou gave an interpreter a bit of a scalding for interrupting him post-match press conference on Wednesday evening in Poland. Ange was trying to get through the marathon of interviews late at night after watching his side play out a 1-1 draw.
Ange isn’t usually one to get frosty during a press conference, and it was something we’d not witnessed before from the Australian.
Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes Ange’s emotions after the game got the better of him, not because he was interrupted, but because the manager was frustrated.
Celtic dominated most of the game against Shakhtar Donetsk away from home and could only manage a draw. The Hoops boss watching his team pass up some top chances that could and should have won the game.
Chris believes Ange was showing human frustration at the events:
“The Celtic manager was fizzing that his side’s superb performance against Shakhtar Donetsk in Poland didn’t result in three points in the bag. And that sense of bubbling ire under the surface is what sums things up for Celtic and Postecoglou right now.
“They are bitterly disappointed at just getting a point on the road in the Champions League. For me, that just shows how far they have come. It’s incredible the improvement in Europe from last season. If Celtic had secured a draw after being backs to the wall for 90 minutes then we would have hailed it as a battling result. Instead, there is a huge feeling this was a missed opportunity to collect maximum points.”
The bhoys know themselves they could’ve won the game. It should give them confidence, but it should also give them cause for reflection. Had they been ruthless, we’d be sitting on three points after two games instead of just the one.
Hopefully we find out shooting boots in the competition over the next four games.