Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou was interviewed recently on a BT Sports podcast with Darrell Currie and Chris Sutton and gave a fascinating insight to his time at Celtic so far.
After an extremely difficult start to the season, Postecoglou managed to bring success in terms of a trophy when we won the League Cup back in December, but still trailed Rangers in the league and the club had not beaten their Glasgow rivals for six league games.
Celtic would win that Glasgow derby under the Paradise lights in an incredible display of Angeball at it’s finest in a 3-0 victory and overtake Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
When asked about that match by Chris Sutton, Big Ange gave a fascinating response:
“That was the night I believed” said Postecoglou.
“Not that I never believed, but I knew that was a critical night.”
“If they had won that game and gone four points ahead of us, I thought that was a bridge too far, there’s no way they’re gonna drop any more games against anyone else.”
“And us winning home and away against them is gonna be a tough ask, we’d have to be literally perfect.”
“So that was a big night for us, but what did it for me was not that we won, it was the way we played.”
“This was on the back of, and you know what it’s like, when a record builds against you, we hadn’t beaten them for quite a while, all these kind of things.”
“The longer those things go on, the harder they are to break.”
“So the fact that we could break that cycle, not just us not winning against them, but the manner in which we played.”
“The expectations of supporters went through the roof, but within here and certainly within me, I though, ok, now we’ve a chance, now we’ve a chance to actually win it (the league title)”
Enjoy a lookback at the game below.