Ange won’t be watching the Bad Guys, he’ll be watching The Bad Guys

Today we all enjoyed watching the Good Guys all but wrap up the Sottish Premiership title with a 4-1 win over Hearts at Celtic Park. That means that the Good Guys could be officially confirmed as Champions as tomorrow if Dundee United take anything from the game at Ibrox. So while many of us might be keeping an eye on that game Ange Postecoglou confirmed that he’ll be watching The Bad Guys, just not the same ones as us…

Confused? There’s an explanation in Ange’s interview with Sky Sports this afternoon…

Sky Sports: How do you sum that up?

Ange Postecoglou: “I am just really proud of the players. We went a goal down which hasn’t happened too often to be fair on this run and I just wondered how are we going to react? I just thought we were outstanding again and played some fantastic football and scored four and we should have had another four as Craig Gordon was outstanding as well.

“I am really proud of the players as they have tackled every challenge this year, every task and they have done it playing our football.”

Sky Sports: When you do fall behind is that always a test of character and is it a case of going up another level?

Ange Postecoglou: “It is a test because you kind of understand the ramifications, especially at this time of the year but I never get a sense with this group that they are ever going to veer off course or lose any belief in what we are trying to build.

“They have done it consistently with every challenge thrown at them and it was a different one today and the way they responded was magnificent.”

Sky Sports: There was a spread of goals again is that pleasing?

Ange Postecoglou: “Yes. I think the story of our season and our success should it come to us in the next couple of games is that it has been a collective effort and we have had some outstanding individual performances but we have not had this run on the back of one player or two players.

“Everyone has been contributing the whole time and again today guys stepped up when we needed them to and credit to them.”

Sky Sports: In terms of the win, it effectively hands you the title what does it say about the achievement and how much you are able to enjoy it going round the pitch?

Ange Postecoglou: I enjoyed it because you just want our fans to feel good and I want them to enjoy it more than anything else. The job is not done yet but we are in a great position I said to the players before the game there are many ways to hit the finish line but it is always nicer to burst through it and that is what we plan to do the next couple of games.”

Sky Sports: What do you plan to do tomorrow? Will you have an ear or an eye out for the result elsewhere or just let it happen?

Ange Postecoglou:  I have said before Sunday is my kids’ day as that is my day off. Apparently, there is a new movie out called ‘Bad Guys’ which is on the agenda and I’ll keep an eye on that.”

Sky Sports: In terms of Jota who was awarded the man of the match today, how pleased are you with the way he is playing just now and will Celtic fans see him again here next season?

Ange Postecoglou:  “Jota has done awfully well and he is another one who had a great start to the season and got an injury like so many of our guys and disrupted their season. He has finished strong and in terms of the future, I have said all along if there is a willingness from both parties to make that happen it will happen.

“Right now what I am really pleased about is that he is just focused on being the best player he can be for our football club. That is all you can ask from any player. Him and Cam is the other one, they are not letting any distractions take away their focus from what is really important.”

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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