Celtic attacker Sead Haksabanovic has admitted that it was only right that Ange Postecoglou was frustrated after their defeat against Sydney FC.
The Celtic boss appeared to be angry after the game with the Hoops losing out 2-1 to the A-League side after having control of majority of the second half. Haksabanovic also knows his teams performance wasn’t up to par and that the fans who turned out for the game deserved better.
Postecoglou will see both matches in Sydney as an extension to the good work already done this season as he wants to prepare his players for the challenges to come after the World Cup with this being the perfect time to put plans in place.
Although the match was a friendly, Haksabanovic wants to win every football match he is involved in and knows that the opening Sydney Super Cup defeat just wasn’t good enough.
Following the match he was full of praise for the Celtic faithful who turned out in their numbers to see their team yesterday and has promised that he will always make it a priority to put on a show for them whatever the occasion.
“Of course we were disappointed,” said Sead Haksabanovic as quoted by Football Scotland.
“We want to win every game, whether it’s a friendly, in the league or the Champions League. We’ve come a long way but unfortunately we didn’t show our best side. It’s a long journey and the times are different but we don’t like to make excuses. It’s not hard to sleep right. We should have shown more, so we were not happy.
“Everywhere we go we have a massive fanbase. They showed again – they are f***ing brilliant!
“I play for a great club with amazing fans. And once again they have shown that. I want to give them some more.”
Haksabanovic was the match winner for the Scottish champions at the weekend in their 2-1 victory over Ross County which saw their lead at the top of the SPFL Premiership extended to nine points.
Having not had a proper pre-season, he has been earmarked as a player who will come into his own in the second part of the season having already shown hints of the quality he has.
“I feel good and my confidence is high after scoring a few goals. I am enjoying my football.
“In my head I am more relaxed but I want to do more. At first I was new and I had to learn how everyone moved on the pitch. It’s always the same with new team-mates.
“I feel more in tune with them now and it’s easier for me to read what they are doing. The standard in the squad is so high. Everyone here can score or create goals – we have players who can change games.
“I feel I have more to give as well – 100 percent.”