“I’m so proud to be the manager of Celtic,” Elena Sadiku tells The Celtic Star

Celtic FC Women manager Elena Sadiku spoke to the media after her side saw out a goalless draw against theRangers at Broadwood this afternoon, and The Celtic Star as you would expect was in attendance…

Here are Elena’s answers…


“I’m happy with the performance. Obviously, (the)Rangers had two crossbar strikes from distance but otherwise they had nothing. We had chances that we should have scored on so even if we should be happy with the point because we’re still top of the league, I think that we should’ve won.”


“We all know that Tash Flint is an incredible goalscorer. It was not her day today but I know that she will score for the rest of the games.”


“The hunger, the performance, I thought that we were the better team. Like I said, we should’ve won. The girls showed up, you’re talking about pressure, we knew that this was going to be a huge game for us. We’re dealing with it great because how the players came out, especially second half, I thought there was only one team on the pitch and that was us.

“I don’t think that (the)Rangers dominated the first half.  They hit the crossbar, yes, but they didn’t create anything really. We had a great chance with Tash that should’ve been a goal but I don’t think that (the)Rangers dominated the first half, absolutely not. I was really calm at half-time because we played out sometimes, we made some errors sometimes, but we also created chances by playing it how we usually play it. We just corrected some things in the second and it was all about believing we could do it which we proved in the second half.


“It’s all about us. Focus on what we need to do, always go into the games to win. The hunger that the players showed today is going to be so important. I’m so confident in the team and I believe in them so much so if we can just show what we showed today for the next few games, we know it’s not going to be easy, but we just need to stick to what we’ve been doing so far because it works.

“We know that we have three games but the focus, the preparation has always been the same and it’s not going to be changed now. We need to recover now, we have a game on Sunday and that’s the only focus. Like I’ve said all the time, I don’t even know who (the)Rangers are going to play, who Glasgow City are going to play, because my focus is preparing the team for our games and that’s not going to change.”

And when asked about if Celtic looked the fitter team in the second half, Elena smiled then replied: “No comment.”

Safe to say we did though…

Nice that Elena can namecheck her opponents – have Jo Potter ever referred to our club as Celtic rather than ‘them’ or ‘they’? Coached staunchness.

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I'm a student journalist and Celtic supporter. I'm delighted to have been recently appointed women's football writer for The Celtic Star, where the coverage of the Celtic FC Women's team has been incredible and unrivalled over the past three seasons.

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