Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has his side purring and hitting the right notes just at the season heads for its exciting conclusion.
The 56-year old’s side looked at it from the very off against the Premiership strugglers, producing one of the best attacking performances of the season, which saw them keep their six-point lead at the top of the league.
One moment that has impressed many fans was Matt O’Riley’s second strike of the afternoon. A brilliantly worked team goal, finished off by the Danish u21 internationalist that has since gone viral on social media.
Ange offered some more insight into that passage of play, insisting that is what his team work towards, showcasing the former Socceroos boss’ attacking philosophy.
“That’s kind of the end goal. You do these things for a reason, and that reason is to kind of create a foundation for playing the game a certain way. That’s a goal where we kept the ball for quite a while, kept the opposition moving, we were moving,” he said, speaking to Celtic TV.
“There have been other times where we were more direct or on the counter-attack. So it’s not about one prototype of how we’re going to play. The foundation we’ve created is that if the opposition are going to sit off us and give us time to move the ball around, then we can, and we’ll wait for our opportunity to score.
“If they come and press us, we’ll find a more direct way. But as the players get more and more comfortable with the way we want to play, you can see they’re kind of creating their own ways of overcoming oppositions.”
This campaign, Ange Postecoglou has got his side playing some great attacking football, with Saturday’s performance arguably being one of their better performances, particularly in front of goal.
This goal was a highlight of the game for many supporters, with the players displaying the manager’s style of play by winning the ball back almost instantly before the long passage of play which leads to the strike.
It is an exciting prospect to consider that Postecoglou is only in his first season as Celtic boss, with hopefully more to come from the side going forward.