“I love the joy that goals bring. The more we score, the happier I am,” Ange Postecoglou

Ange Postecoglou has revealed he is loving the goalscoring form and prowess his team have displayed this season as we head into the last remaining games of the cinch Premiership campaign. The boss told us when he took over the job at Celtic Park that he liked his team’s to be explosive and on the front foot, but nobody but nobody could have predicted what has followed.

Last year we hauled ourselves back from the abyss and turned around our fortunes on all fronts. Beating AZ Alkmaar to qualify for the Europa League group stage was a key indicator at the time of just what Postecoglou was all about and what he was trying to build at Parkhead moving forward. We outplayed the Dutch Eredivisie side and were deserved winners in the end up.

It was a vital boost for the club and supporters at the time as we still didn’t know what we were getting, as just a few weeks beforehand we were humbled by West Ham United at home in a friendly match and also lost out to Hearts at Tyncastle on the opening day of the season for us. Things were admittedly looking ominous at that point.

But in the intervening weeks, with a few more signings, we started to gel and Almaar was probably the start of the road to redemption for this Celtic team and the club more generally. Despite a loss at Ibrox, it was narrow enough to suggest we were very much on the right track and maybe even in the hunt last year’s title race.

We went from strength to strength and pulled off some wonderful results and performances along the way. We managed to win the League Cup in the Decemebr beating Hibernian 2-1, which really gave us the impetus and self-belief to go on and cause a major upset in the race for first place in the Scottish Premiership. With a few January additions we were back on top, after hammering theRangers at Celtic Park and never looked back once we were on top of the pile.

It was a great year for the club after being in the doldrums and watching dreams evaporate the season beforehand. The Ange revolution had begun and now this season, the revolution has become an evolution as this team is set to retain their title and smash previous points and goalscoring records from the days of Martin O’Neill and Brendan Rodgers. It’s great to be alive right now and an absolute pleasure to watch this team in action.

The boss sat down with the broadcast and Celtic fan media today and revealed he is also delighted with the relentless focus and goalscoring he sees on a weekly basis from his team and wider squad. We look awesome heading into the finale of this year’s domestic action and the players just look so hungry to keep going and scoring and ultimately, winning more silverware.

Watch the Hoops manager talk about potentially smashing out goals record…

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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