In many ways it was the short straw, the Celtic player selected by the club to join Ange Postecoglou in the media duties yesterday ahead of this evening’s League Cup Quarter Final against Raith Rovers at Celtic Park.
Joe Hart, the stand-in skipper, couldn’t be used as he’d already talked about the defeat at Livingston in the post match media duties, so it was left to David Turnbull to face the music and be grilled on the defeat to the West Lothian side who went into Sunday’s game at the very bottom of the Scottish Premiership.
To be fair to Turnbull he did okay and while he’s not really had much to say of note on previous media appearances since joining Celtic, a little more than usual was revealed yesterday. “We know Sunday wasn’t good enough, but the games are coming thick and fast,” the Scotland midfielder said.
“It’s just about putting that right with the game (tonight against Raith Rovers) and we are all looking forward to it. We had a meeting during the week and we were just discussing everything.
“Where we felt we went wrong, how to put things right and put our style of play to good use. It’s just about doing that in every game and we have gone over that and, hopefully, it starts clicking for us now,” Turnbull said.
“The supporters came out in their numbers on Sunday and it was disappointing not to send them home happy. We have sent them home happy a few times this season and you feel good about yourself doing that. It’s just about putting a run together now. I’m sure the fans will be behind us, they always are and it’s about providing the results for them.”
Here’s David Turnbull speaking to the Mainstream Media yesterday. Fun fact: Since Michael Nicholson became Interim Celtic Plc CEO the number of Celtic Fan Media events that Celtic have organised sits at NONE. Might just be down to circumstances…