The defensive side of Celtic may have been dodgy over the initial knockings of Ange Postecoglou’s reign, but there is no doubting the attacking quality that Celtic display under the big Aussie.
Liel Abada and Jota have especially excelled under Postecoglou, and for the short time he was here, Ryan Christie produced some superb performances.
It is this attacking power that Celtic fans will be hoping continues – especially with top-class young wingers at the club. Karamoko Dembele is one, Mikey Johnston is another.
And the latter has praised the manager for his ability to teach top tactical philosophies, constantly helping Celtic’s attacking contingent to become the best they possibly can.
Speaking to the Daily Record, Johnston claimed the environment created by Postecoglou breeds attacking confidence – something which he has and wants to further add to his game.
He’s been great. I love the way he plays football, the fans are the same. It’s what Celtic is all about, attacking football at all times. That’s what he wants,
Callum [McGregor] on the ball, it’s about going forward at all times. Even if it’s 2-0, we’re still looking for more goals. I love that.
I’ve always been a goalscorer, so I want to get the goals back in my game. I want to see Celtic doing well and all these players are coming in and doing well. I’m happy for them.
It’s been amazing watching, training and playing with them. You learn so much from people like that. The runs they make and how effective they are with goals and assists. I want to add that to my game.”
But, obviously, I want to be one who’s doing well too. Everyone has a bit of selfishness about them. That’s my dream, to play for Celtic, and hopefully I can keep doing it.
He’s not that sort of guy. But the fact he’s putting me back in squads shows that he believes in me. He doesn’t need to put an arm round my shoulder. Picking me is enough.”
Johnston has only made four substitute appearances under the Australian, amassing just 59 minutes – but over the course of the season alongside improved experience, that will increase…