Video: Postecoglou Clashes with BBC Journalist, his Celtic TV interview and Erik Sviatchenko’s release clause

Ange Postecoglou spoke to Celtic TV at FC Midtjylland’s MCH Stadium and then the BBC at the airport as the Celtic manager waited to board the flight back to Glasgow after this evening’s 2-1 defeat after extra time that saw the Hoops exit the Champions League even earlier than the usual awful August. This time we’re out in July!

Celtic’s Anthony Ralston. Photo: Bo Amstrup

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As you can read above, no-one in the Celtic support is going to blame Ange for what happened in central Jutland this evening as the entire support knows exactly where the responsibility lies for this latest Champions League exit.

Here are the two interviews with the Celtic manager, compare and contrast  the standard Celtic TV interview with the BBC interview, linked below…

NOW WATCH Ange Postecoglou’s post match interview with the BBC HERE.

FC Midtjyllands Awer Mabil makes it 1-1

Had James Forrest netted that wonderful chance Celtic would have sailed through and would have deserved the victory.  However the chance was missed and within a minute instead of being 2-0 ahead on the night Midtjylland were level and the Australian manager was powerless to influence the outcome as he looked at the tiring makeshift eleven on the park (where the quality players outside his captain, don’t really want to play for Celtic anymore) and also his painfully weak bench. That wasn’t Ange’s fault, this wasn’t his gamble. The blame for that lies fair and square in the Celtic boardroom.

Here’s our usual summer pictures of the team who knocks us out of the Champions League celebrating their win. To think we actually pay for these!

FC Midtjyllands Raphael Nwadike makes it 2-1

Photo: Bo Amstrup

Photo: Bo Amstrup

Incidentally this guy below is absolutely certain to come back to Celtic if his release clause is activated. Never gave Odsonne Edouard a sniff tonight did he? What would he cost? £500k?

Erik Sviatchenko Photo: Bo Amstrup

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  1. Why was your headline not ” manager puts journalier in his place ” but no, you like a lot of fans are falling for the negativity being spread, try and look at things with a sense of perspective. Is there a Celtic fan alive that had put money on us getting into the C.L this year ? you would be lucky to find one, psv would have most certainly beat us in the next round. The manager has a massive job on his hands have a bit of belief in him and Dom Mckay who has only been in the job a matter of days. The negativity surrounding the club coming mostly from Celtic fans is frightening to be honest. And the gutter ” press ” are lapping it up, all I heard tonight was sack the board, is our new ceo not part of the board ? so they want him sacked after 28 days or so, the two of them should be judged at the end of the season, the only problem is a lot of the fans think the season is over before it has really started.

    • the manager answered that gutter press very well, the main priority is to win the league and to win that the club will go into the group stage. hail hail the celtic.

  2. Neily McCormick on

    He handled that brilliantly. Typically ridiculously hyperbolic questions. HH 🍀