Video Celts assists Daily Record with their lost in translation Juranovic remarks

Video Celts journalist Joe McHugh deserves plenty of praise for highlighting the discrepancies between the ‘translation’ of Josip Juranovic’s thoughts on the possibility of a move to Atletico Madrid highlighted in the Daily Record in comparison to those run in Spanish publication Mundio Sportivo this week.

It’s an impressive questioning of the Daily Record journalist Mark Walker’s report by Joe, and a fine example of Celtic fan media having the back of our players and club, whilst their words are cut pasted and twisted elsewhere.

Josip Juranovic of Celtic celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Hibernian FC at on January 17, 2022 in (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Video Celts showed just what a shoddy interpretation of Josip Juranovic’s comments could lead to and leaves the question – just what were the motives? As if we even have to ask.

In Mundio Sportivo Juranovic quoted as saying –

‘But for the first time, Juranovic has spoken about Atlético. He has done it on Croatian RTL television. “I know there were some stories, but honestly I didn’t even ask my agent about it. I didn’t care, and I have to keep my feet on the ground, even though it was Atlético Madrid after all. at a great club, Celtic,” Juranovic quickly clarified.

In addition, the Croatian full-back indicated that ”I finally have the opportunity to play the Champions League here . I only think about listening to the atmosphere, that anthem and playing on that stage”.

And whilst Juranovic clearly acknowledges there were stories linking him to Atletico, he immediately states he didn’t even ask his agent about the links. Instead, his tone indicates this is a player very much happy where he is.

Meanwhile the Daily Record takes an altogether more sensationalistic approach –

He said: “I hope there was something in the stories, but honestly I didn’t even ask our manager or anything about it. I didn’t care. I have to keep my feet firmly on the ground. It was Atletico Madrid after all, but I’m at a big club already, Celtic.

Matt O’Riley celebrates with Josip Juranovic after scoring the fifth goal during the Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and St. Johnstone at Celtic Park on April 09, 2022. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Finally I have the chance to play in the Champions League here. Just to hear the atmosphere, that anthem and to get to play on that stage.

There’s a big difference between the player acknowledging he was aware of stories linking him with Atletico Madrid, and the Record’s decision to report Juranovic as saying “I hope there was something in the stories”.

Kudos to Video Celts for highlighting the Daily Record’s inaccurate translation. I wonder now if the Daily Record, having been made aware their journalist chose to play fast and loose with the interpretation of Josip Juranovic words, will offer their readers and Juarnovic himself some clarification from the publication as to how such an error was made and how it got past a sub-editor?

Probably not worth holding our breath on that one!

Niall J

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