Celtic got an important 3-1 win against St Johnstone to head into the winter break on a positive note. The Hoops would have known that they needed all three points on this occasion, after dropping a couple in midweek, when the club could manage only a 0-0 draw. A brace from Liel Abada and a rare goal from Nir Bitton got the job done here though.
And it is safe to say that it was not an easy thing to do by any stretch of the imagination, especially considering the number of players that the club were missing today.
But they got it done, which is what matters the most. Now, they will head into the winter break, which should hopefully give them enough time to rest and recover, and come back as a stronger team on the other side.
Postecoglou had some special praise for three Celtic players though, for their performances against St Johnstone. As reported by 67 Hail Hail, the manager told BBC Radio Scotland:
“This is not a pitch that would suit someone like Tom.
“He knew we needed him today. We needed Nir Bitton and James McCarthy, the more experienced guys in the team, to guide us through today and I thought they were great.”
Celtic: Ange Postecoglou gives special praise to 3 stars
Ange Postecoglou gave special praise to 3 Celtic stars, following the club’s 3-1 win against St Johnstone away from home:
Not too long ago, it had not looked like Nir Bitton was a big part of Postecoglou’s plans this season. It is safe to say though that he has turned things around significantly since then.
The midfielder has already proven his worth in the middle of the park and also showed that he had something to offer going forward as well, scoring a rare goal, against St Johnstone.
Thus, it is safe to say that Bitton could prove to be a regular contributor for Celtic this season. He has shown tremendous improvement over the past couple of months. Let’s see what the future holds.
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