“Celtic’s unstoppable success” – Ajeti hailed by Postecoglou and Albanian President Ilir Meta
Angel Postecoglou didn’t think Celtic were lucky with the opening goal that broke Ross County’s stubborn resistance at Celtic Park this afternoon ahead of the debut Bhoy Cameron Carter-Vickers’ long-range effort deflected on the keeper helpless and looped the net. An Albian Ajeti double followed and it certainly pleased the Albanian president …
“Another great home victory for this season. Happy that Alban Ajeti started the season with two magnificent goals, further strengthening the contribution of the Albanians to the unstoppable success of #CelticFC. Congratulations guys! Hail Hail! Ilir Meta tweeted tonight.
Another great home victory for this season. Happy that Alban Ajeti starts the season with two magnificent goals, further strengthening the contribution of the Albanians🇦🇱 for the unstoppable success of #CelticFC.💚 Congratulations guys! Hi Hi ! ?? #CELROS #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/yT60VtSCKg
– Ilir Meta (@ilirmetazyrtar) September 11, 2021
Speaking to Celtic TV after the 3-0 win this afternoon, Ange Postecoglou admitted it was a tough game for his side. “It was taxing, when you don’t score early it always has the potential to get a bit difficult, but for the most part we maintained our discipline and we knew the second half would open up and we would get some occasions and once the first goal was scored, we saw it.
“It wasn’t easy and we weren’t expecting it to be easy, but credit the players they stuck there. If (our first goal) was lucky then the ones we missed are unlucky but I don’t look at it that way.
“The weight of our game created chances and a couple hit the crossbar, that one came in. The most important thing for me was that we stick to our standards and get our rewards.
In his early days, Bhoys Postecoglou said: “Cam was great. We all have to remember, even myself, that we always give guys starts so that shows you that the team is still in the construction stage. I thought Cam and Jota for their first games came along and did a really good job for us.
Postecoglou also praised double scorer Albian Ajeti. “I hope that’s a lot (for his confidence). He had to persevere and there were a few times where he almost hit the end of crosses in the first half, but the key is to be there all the time and the balls will come in and in the end he got his rewards.
Greg Taylor limped while holding his shoulder in the first half and towards the end of the second half Liel Abada and Carter-Vickers fell into trouble with the camp.
Postecoglou has admitted he is worried about Taylor’s problem but insists the rest of the squad are in good health ahead of the Europa League group stage campaign which kicks off against Real Betis.
Regarding the injury situation ahead of the trip to Sevilla to face Real Betis in the Europa League opener, the manager admitted that Greg Taylor’s injury is now of concern. “Greg’s shoulder is a bit of a concern because it is a recurrence.
“But with heavy legs, when you look at the players who had them, it was Cam playing his first game for a while and even Liel, he left with Israel but hasn’t played much in the past two weeks.
“We have time to recuperate and we still have some bodies in there for the Thursday period.”
Tony Ralston, who was missing today, will be available for the Sevilla game, Postecoglou has confirmed.
🎙️ “We kept our discipline, we knew we would have opportunities in the second half and once the first goal was scored it opened up a bit.”
– Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) September 11, 2021