Premiership-winning boss Ange Postecoglou says his team will need both money and time to be successful in their search for European silverware, but he is confident they will find their ‘sweet spot’.
Postecoglou is due enormous credit for re-establishing Celtic as the strongest force in Scotland, but Celtic have only one point from four games in Group F of the this season.
Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou (pictured during loss to RB Leipzig) says his team will need both money and time to be successful in their search for European silverware, but he is confident they will find their ‘sweet spot’ and make an impact
The Scottish champions (pictured after their October 11 loss to RB Leipzig) have been fearless in attack, but haven’t been able to get the crucial goals when needed against Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk and RB Leipzig during the Champions League
The Scottish champions have been fearless in attack, but haven’t been able to get the crucial goals when needed against Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk and RB Leipzig.
‘It hasn’t worked out for us this year,’ the 57-year-old told the .
‘I still think we’re falling short in a couple of areas that are pretty evident, particularly around the final third of the pitch, which is a difficult one to conquer – but no-one can tell me that we haven’t been competitive in all the games, and if we continue to be competitive every year, we’ll hit a sweet spot somewhere, and we can make more of an impact.’
RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner (not pictured) scores their side’s first goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Group F match at Celtic Park, Glasgow
Despite recent reports linking the Aussie to Premier League clubs, Postecoglu seems determined continue his work at Celtic and kickstart their European campaign.
‘It’s a tough competition, whichever way you look at it – if you’re spending money, or you’re not, it’s the toughest club competition in the world,’ he said.
‘You don’t go into that – a club like ours, after five years of absence – and go in there and dominate.It just doesn’t work that way. It does take time, and it does take being at that level on a constant basis and investing in the right ways to improve over time.
‘Even that’s not guaranteed … because the competition doesn’t get any easier.But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be ambitious, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have goals and aims for a club like ours.’
RB Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg (centre) celebrates scoring their side’s second goal of the game with team-mates.Postecoglu has admitted ‘it hasn’t worked out’ for Celtic this year
Since thrashing rivals Rangers in September, 파라오사이트 주소 Celtic have slipped to defeat at St Mirren before unconvincing wins at Motherwell and St Johnstone.
They certainly aren’t playing their best football, despite leading the competition in Scotland.
Celtic only have seven more games in all competitions before they break for the World Cup.
The side will travel to Australia during this time to compete in the Sydney Super Cup against Everton and Sydney FC – and you just know Aussie fans will look forward to seeing Postecoglou in action on the sidelines.