As Celtic progress to the next round of the Scottish Cup after a hard fought 4-0 (in the first half at least) victory against Raith Rovers, the manger Ange Postecoglou has fired a warning to those players on the fringes that are looking to make an impact in the first team.
After a dire first half display, the Hoops gaffer rang the changes in the second half to try and spark the team into life and after he was asked post match if he felt some of the players felt as if they didn’t take their opportunity, Ange batted it away but with a warning to those squad players who took part in that dire first half display.
Speaking post match on Premier Sports, Ange said,“ It’s not about taking opportunities.
“It’s not like they’re going to be banished into some unknown place after today.
“It’s just the reality of it.
“We’ve got certain standards about how hard we want to work and the kind of football we want to play and how quickly want to move the ball.
‘And I just thought in the first half, we were taking too many touches.
“We weren’t working hard enough off the ball and you know, whilst we’re comfortable, that’s not what I want us to be.
“I don’t want us to be comfortable.”
A stark warning for the fringe guys that they must work to Ange’s standards when they get the opportunity, regardless of the opposition.
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