Ange Postecoglou keen to see more ‘growth and improvement’ from Celtic

The Celtic boss wants his team to develop further in the next round of league matches.

Ange Postecoglou keen to see more ‘growth and improvement’ from Celtic SNS Group

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou is looking for further improvement after an “entertaining” first round of cinch Premiership fixtures.

Postecoglou delivered his one-word assessment on his first 11 league games, which have yielded 22 points.

He added: “We have had some extremes in there for sure. We have had some good performances, some good performances without getting results, and a couple of games where we have struggled.

“But the main thing for me is that I have seen growth and improvement in the team.

“That’s what I would like to see in this next quarter, that after the next 11 games we are a better team. If we keep doing that, we are going to be a team that gives itself a chance of success.

“That’s the key thing but even if you look at the first game of the season against Hearts, and look at the starting line-up on a day that Kyogo (Furuhashi) literally got off a plane to sit on the bench, then things have changed quite significantly, which has helped.

“But just in general I think our football has improved since then.”

Celtic’s improvement has seen them win five consecutive games and another victory against Livingston would put them top of the table on Saturday night.

“Do you get something for that in October?” Postecoglou said when the prospect was raised.

“I think it’s a good opportunity for us to continue our good form. Our performances have been pretty consistent and obviously that’s been backed up by the results which mean we have moved up the table, which is great.

“But the focus is more about continuing on that progress we have been making.

“Back at home, we want to make sure our football is at the levels we need it to be. When it is, then we know we are a good combination of good players who can take it to any opposition.”

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