The defender was asked if all the pressure was on Celtic, he was quick to dismiss this. Ange also declined to admit that added pressure on his side, saying there has always been pressure on Celtic.
“No, there’s always pressure for a footballer. There’ll be pressure on Ross County – who’s to say that they can’t push on for a European place? There’s always pressure.
“It’s the same for us. That’s the pressure that footballers are meant to enjoy. It’s one we try to aim to enjoy. We understand it’s a big occasion on Sunday because it’s the next game. It’ll be no different.”
The media are keen to put Celtic under pressure when in reality they are in the driving seat for the league. Six points clear at the top of the table, Celtic have five games to play. Their goal difference is so good that winning the first two games of the split would all but confirm that Celtic are champions.
Even if Celtic do slip up, they have a cushion. The pressure narrative seems forced and untrue. After the league was called in October, Celtic have come from behind and went over thirty games unbeaten to get to where they are now.