Celtic v Real Madrid – “If there’s a system that doesn’t give you risk, I’d love to hear it,” Ange Postecoglou

A snippet from today’s Media Conference at Celtic Park ahead of tomorrow night’s Champions League Group F opener between Celtic and Real Madrid has been posted by Sky Sports. We’ll cover what Ange has had to say later today but for now this exchange on the type of football Celtic will play against the Champions of Europe will leave you in no doubt that Celtic will be playing in the exact same manner as we against theRangers at the weekend, Ross County last Wednesday and Dundee United a week ago on Sunday.

In actual fact, it will be the same way we’ve played against every opponent this season and last year.

Ange Postecolglou sees no point in playing this way if there wasn’t a chance that his side will win and he accepts the risks involved but asks the journalist to explain how a no-risk plan works in football.

The Celtic manager makes a valid point. “If there’s a system that doesn’t give you risk, I’d love to hear it…”

There can’t be a single Celtic supporter who doesn’t understand this and we have all bought into the Plan A for Ange approach and we have certainly been rewarded by the manager and his players.

If Celtic can go out to attack Real Madrid and get a victory then that will go down as one of the finest results in the club’s history and most Celtic supporters clearly believe that it’s possible. Here’s Ange explaining, yet again, the way his team is always going to play football…

The first comment from a Celtic fan sums it up. “Why would we change our approach? If we parked the bus against Real Madrid there’s probably more chance we’ll get beat because the players don’t know how to do that, we attack,” said Max.

Meanwhile here’s a great wee explanation of the history between Celtic and Real Madrid, some truly memorable occasions in there with Celtic winning games at Paradise and also the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. Anything is possible in football.

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