“I’m not prepared to concede anything to anyone” – Postecoglou’s impressive pre match war cry

Every time the man speaks, the more I am impressed with him.

With Celtic about to face Real Betis in tomorrow nights Europa League Group match in Seville, the Hoops find themselves fraught with injury worries.

The Parkhead side are missing Kyogo, Callum McGregor and Greg Taylor through injury and with Liel Abada sitting this one out due to his religious beliefs, Celtic find themselves with a mountain to climb as they prepare to face a top La Liga side.

When asked in his pre match press conference if he would look to change his approach to the tie and try to snatch a point away from home, Postecoglou was in defiant mood and said trying to approach a game that way is dangerous, “Well, my philosophy is if you win games you got a good chance of progressing.

So that’s irrespective of home and away and I think even more so in Group Stages.

I think if you start thinking about scratching around for point here or there or we’re trying to accumulate a certain amount of points to get through, I think it’s not the kind of football team we want to be.

We’ll go there and try to win the game of football and that doesn’t change and our approach won’t change. It’s not the we don’t recognise the opposition or the difficulty of the opposition or playing away from home.

I understand all that but I think, playing for those kind of outcomes is just fraught with danger. You’re kind of starting already with conceding something and I’m not prepared to concede anything to anyone in any way shape or form with the football teams I’m in charge of.

We’ll go there, what I do know is the game starts 0-0 and then you got 95 minutes to try and win a game of football.”

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