Real Betis v Celtic – “Sink or Swim Scenario” Ange Postecoglou’s Media Conference

Here’s Ange Postecoglou’s Mainstream Media Conference ahead of the trip to Seville to play Real Betis in the Europa League Group stage opener.

We’ve already covered the injury situation, so briefly here’s Ange confirming the main news that both his Captain Callum McGregor and Israeli winger Liel Abada will both miss the game.

“Cal’s got a bit of a knock so he’ll miss out. It’s not great for us because he’s obviously a very influential player for us,” Postecoglou confirmed. “Anthony Ralston is back so we’ll get him back involved. Liel Abada will miss out because of Yom Kippur, which is obviously a significant religious day for him.”

Callum McGregor and Liel Abada will both miss the game in Seville against Real Betis. Photo Jeff Holmes

The Celtic manager understands that the city of Seville has a special place in the Celtic story. “There’s a historical significance with us going back to Seville and it’s an opportunity for us to test ourselves against a very good side away from home. We are looking forward to it,” he said.

You can watch the Mainstream media conference below, noting as usual that no fan media representatives have been allowed into these Media Conferences at all this season. Last season The Cynic were allowed to ask a few questions and ended up arguing with the club and since then no other fan media has been allowed access.

Red tops are more interested in Celtic Wags rather than our female footballers

Celtic have however held Mixed Media conferences this season for both the Celtic B team and regularly with Celtic FC Women, maybe because the red-tops are more interested in the Celtic Wags rather than the club’s female football stars.

Back to Ange, love the line in this latest Media Conference where he says he’s not prepared to concede anything to anyone. You’ll love it too.

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