EM – Ange Postecoglou is buzzing for the return of a full Celtic Park


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Gavin McCafferty

Ange Postecoglou got a “massive buzz” out of the Celtic Park atmosphere on Sunday and can’t wait to see a full house.

The Celtic coach and his players received applause from 24,500 spectators after beating Dundee 6-0 on Sunday.

The dominant nature of the performance gave fans hope for the season, especially after Rangers’ shock loss to Dundee United the day before.

Now Postecoglou is looking for the fans who will appear in large numbers for the second leg of the third qualifying round of the Europa League against Jablonec on Thursday after the capacity limits were relaxed.

The Australian said about the welcome of the fans: “It was a huge one To hum. How could it not be? From the moment the buses arrived.

“Everyone I’ve spoken to told me it was going to be very special, and I speak of people who have experienced some pretty unique atmospheres.

“I can understand why. From week to week we are in more and more and it gets louder and louder. The energy they bring is brilliant.

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Celtic’s offensive play has blown Dundee apart, but the challenges are bigger than the high-profile newbies, and Postecoglou knows they can’t assume they turned the corner.

“Look, I got in I didn’t buy too much in the first few weeks when things weren’t going so well, ”he said. “I’m not going to get carried away now. We still have a long way to go.

“We have to play this type of football consistently. We’re not going to win 6-0 every week. It could be 1-0, but we want to show that intention in every game.

“We did that in previous games, but only for certain parts. In both Midtjylland games, the Hearts game and again in the middle of the week, we did it in pieces.

“To be the team I want, we have to do it consistently for 90 minutes and over a number of games make. We’re still a long way off.

“Thursday evening is one of them. European football is very important to us. We are well positioned and there will be a full house here.

“I can’t wait to feel the atmosphere and I’m sure the players are looking forward to it. It’s a great opportunity for us to keep the momentum going. ”

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