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Ange Postecoglou: Celtic will be hard to stop if that form continues

The Celtic manager was delighted with the 4-0 win over Rangers.

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Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou watched his side thump Rangers 4-0 in the first derby of the season and said that it would be hard to stop his team in that form.

The hosts were comfortable winners at Celtic Park as a double from Liel Abada and an impressive finish from Jota put them 3-0 up at half time. David Turnbull seized on a goalkeeping blunder to complete the scoring late in the game.

That win puts Celtic five points clear at the top of the Premiership table but Postecoglou dismissed that advantage and preferred to concentrate on the display rather than the reward.

“The league table isn’t important right now,” he said. “What’s important is how we play.

“If we continue to play like that, absolutely, we’re going to be hard to stop. That’s our intent. We want to be better.

“We’ve started the season really strongly but we’ve got stronger each week and today was another strong performance.”

The Celtic boss believes that despite a strong start to the season that’s brought victories, goals and a strong defence, his players maybe haven’t had the credit they deserve.

“People have been dismissive because they thought the opposition we’ve had so far weren’t up to it.

“We were brilliant last week but people spoke about how poor Dundee United were (when Celtic had a record 9-0 away win).

“That suits us because it ignores our part in it. It will be the same today.

“We’ll just keep doing what we’re doing. Five points doesn’t get you anything right now – that was shown last year.

“But if we keep improving and playing like that? We’ll be hard to stop.”