Alistair Johnston has dismissed any outside noise as he reiterated the positive club culture in the Celtic dressing room. When asked about the links between Ange Postecoglou and Tottenham, the right back replied: “Trust me, we all hear the noise. We have got Sky Sports on and it seems like every other story that’s running is that one.
“But it comes from the top down for us, Cal doesn’t let any noise in and the gaffer definitely doesn’t let any noise in. It’s just been the gaffer as I know him and I don’t think anyone was expecting anything different.
“The ship is steering straight to where it needs to go right to that cup final. We just don’t let that kind of stuff creep into the building in terms of letting guys’ heads turn.
“That’s super important and I think that goes to show why this club has been so successful, we don’t let that kind of stuff affect players.”
Ange will not allow one shred of complacency, this level of ruthlessness we have come to expect from the Celtic manager, with regards to recruitment and team selection also.
“Even when guys were leaving, and guys did leave in that January window, everyone was still training as hard as possible up until the day they left. I found that very impressive but, again, that comes from the top down.
“You are not allowed to have a wandering eye, because if you do you are going to get found out and this squad is so deep that you will be out of the squad as quick as that.
“That’s what we have here and I think that’s really special,” Alistair Johnston said.
Should Celtic win at Hampden tomorrow to complete a world record EIGHTH Treble, the Canada World Cup right back star will collect his THIRD winners medal in just FIVE months at the club, a remarkable achievement when you compare and contrast with theRangers right back and captain James Tavernier who has managed to collect just TWO winners medals in EIGHT years in Glasgow. Levels.
Here’s Alistair Johnston speaking to the mainstream media yesterday afternoon ahead of tomorrow’s Scottish Cup Final against Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Hampden.