“There’s definitely a difference. Can’t lie about that, there’s a difference,” Ange Postecoglou…
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou and his Croatian international defender Josip Juranovic both commented on the difference in the atmosphere at yesterday’s match against Motherwell after the latest silent protest from the Green Brigade/ North Curve and The Bhoys at the back of the corner between the Jock Stein and North Stands at Celtic Park.
“There’s definitely a difference. Can’t lie about that, there’s a difference,” Ange said afterwards, having been asked about the protest by the media. “It’s not the same atmosphere when you walk out so we know the issues at hand.
“My hope and desire is the football club unites for 90 minutes. Every 90 minutes of football is precious and we should be trying to embrace it and enjoy the moment because last year when it was taken away from us players, coaches and supporters playing in empty stadiums we found out how meaningless it was.
“Now we’ve got the opportunity to come back in here and I just hope next time we walk back out at Celtic Park and we hear the noise we want to hear when we come out.”
🗣️ “My hope and desire is that this football club unites for 90 minutes…”
🔇 Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou had his say on the silent protest currently ongoing at Celtic Park 🏟️ pic.twitter.com/fhFxLpzxEp
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“I asked Josip Juranovic on post-match if he and the players were aware of the ongoing protest,” Craig from Celts Are Here tweeted last night. He was at the post match media conference with Ange and Juranovic pitchside at the front of the Main Stand. Celtic Fan Media sites are rotating duties at both the pre-match and post match Media Conferences.
Juranovic confirmed the players were a bit thrown by the silent protest. There was chat about it in the dressing room after the game. pic.twitter.com/A3GG4upOkt
— Craig (@CraigCelt) December 12, 2021
Juranovic told Craig representing The Celtic Fan Media: “When we came in afterwards we were speaking about it and how we never really heard them singing. We were joking we should join the protest and sit on the pitch and drink coffee!
“It made a difference. When the fans sing it is the main thing here. We play for them and they cheer for us. When they cheer we play better so hopefully it will come back soon.”
And Craig from Celts Are Here added a little interesting insight at the end of this, saying: “As he walked away after the press conference, I just about heard him asking one of the media team what the protest was about.”