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Ange Postecoglou claims the “driving influence” of Celtic captain Callum McGregor is the key to winning against Aberdeen


Ange Postecoglou applauded the driving influence of Callum McGregor as Celtic beat Aberdeen today.

The Hoops wanted to return to winning ways on Thursday evening after the exertion of losing to Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League.

And that’s exactly what they did when Callum McGregor scored the winning goal in the second half after Jota’s early goal was undone by a Lewis Ferguson penalty.

Postecoglou and his staff attached great importance to the fact that the level of performance of the Dons did not decrease after the emotions of the last game.

“I was happy because it was a bit dangerous for us, because we put so much into it – the boys on Thursday night, physically and emotionally,” he told Celtic TV.

Jota scored the start of Celtic

“They are disappointed in the end, but they know that they have to get up and perform against a tough opponent.

“They worked hard, they were well organized, but I thought we were good.

“In the first half we couldn’t dominate as we would have liked to create more opportunities, but in the second half I thought we were really good, scored one goal, could have had another pair and she limited to one chance. ” a corner.

“It was important to show what we stand for, like everything else, because after a great European night there is always the possibility of disappointment.

Callum McGregor scored the winning goal for Celtic

Callum McGregor scored the winning goal for Celtic

“We put a lot of emphasis on it and we were driven by the guys who worked hard.

“Cal drove you the whole game and I thought you were right until the very end.”

Postecoglou also gave an injury update ahead of Thursday’s game against Hearts.

He added, “Tommy Rogic will definitely be available for Thursday, which is good.

“Carl Starfelt isn’t too far away, Greg Taylor isn’t too far away, so let’s bring some troops back.

“We’ll need them, a tight schedule, lots of games.”


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