Ange reflects on a “glass half full” performance against Legia Warsaw

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou admitted his side weren’t at their best despite a controlling first-half display against Legia Warsaw on Wednesday afternoon.

The Bhoys in Green looked to be at their best following a generally underwhelming performance against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday afternoon as they raced into a 2-0 lead in the Polish capital thanks to goals from Reo Hatate and Daizen Maeda with Hoops legend Artur Boruc in goal.

But defensive mishaps and a fair strike drew the home side level shortly after the hour mark to leave Celtic winless in their previous two games against admittedly inferior opposition.

It still marks a better pre-season than last year where a 6-2 drubbing at home to West Ham followed a 1-0 loss to Preston North End, giving fans jitters ahead of what was ultimately a successful season.

DUNDEE, SCOTLAND – MAY 11: Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou celebrates at full time during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Dundee United and Celtic at Tannadice Park on May 11, 2022 in Dundee, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But Postecoglou would not rest there, admitting his team had to cut out their mistakes before the competitive ties got underway.

“No, that’s looking at it half glass full, absolutely. There was some good football but we can be better – we will be better,” Postecoglou toldCeltic TV.

“We’re in a phase of pre-season where the boys are working hard. We’re making some mistakes that are not normally there because of that factor but it’s the only way we’re going to be good this year if we work hard through this period.

“Once the games start, we won’t be able to (make mistakes). There are examples to improve in the first-half, second half… there’s always examples to improve.

“The point of the exercise now is not to win games of football, the point of the exercise is to prepare a team to win games of football.

“Today was another process for us where we need to keep building and working hard in training to make sure we’re ready when the real stuff kicks off.”

Celtic get their campaign underway against Aberdeen on Saturday 30th July, in a bid to retain the Scottish Premiership title once again after clinching the cinch over theRangers last campaign.

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