CALLUM MCGREGOR started on the bench as Bodo/Glimt knocked Celtic out of European football. Coming on at half-time, the captain made a difference to the game, and his influence over the players was clear to see.
The midfield was much like last week, and Bodo/Glimt found it easy to run through the middle of the park, unchallenged.
Speaking after the match, live on BT Sport, the captain admitted that the team might not be at the level Europe requires.
As professionals, we have never say die attitude. You never know when you’re beat, and you can do well in all of these competitions.
That’s what we speak about when we start the season; the goals for the season are we want to try to win everything we’re in. And that’s the reality. Whether we are good enough at the level yet is another thing.
Celtic have made a lot of progress under Postecoglou so far. Domestically, the team are in a solid position and already have one trophy in the cabinet with the chance to add two more.
Next season, Celtic will be better prepared. However, the Bhoys may not be in the third their of European Football. Winning the league this season will almost guarantee Champions League Group Stage football.
Postecoglou must not think that far ahead. Winning the league is the priority, and doing so will add to his summer transfer funds to better prepare the team for the season ahead.