EM – David Turnbull scores a hat trick when Celtic beats St. Mirren with six goals



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Celtics David Turnbull celebrates with his teammates after scoring his team’s sixth goal and completing his hat trick. Andrew Milligan / PA Wire.

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Manager Ange Postecoglou told David Turnbull not to limit his ambitions after the midfielder saw the midfielder in Celtic’s 6-0 win over 10-man St Mirren scored his first career hat trick at Parkhead.

Liel Abada scored in the 17th minute, and when the 19-year-old winger hit a second header five minutes later, Saints midfielder Alan Power had a foul 22-year-old Scotland red card international Turnbull, who grabbed a double before the break.

Odsonne Edouard added a fifth place in the 62nd minute and the former Motherwell player completed his hat-trick in the closing stages .

“Yeah, even before I got there, David had an excellent year last year,” said the Hoops boss, who anticipated speculation about a connection between him and Hibernian striker Kevin Nisbet Pared by saying, “This is in uncertainty that I don’t really dive”. put my hand in “.

” The challenge for David is to put no limits on who he can be and the levels he can reach.

“I think he will sometimes get frustrated with himself when he doesn’t meet or help but I think his game has more to offer and once he adds those other things he will keep improving and where that takes him is up to him.

“You can say that I’m a bit arrogant when I say that we will improve after the 6-0 win, but we are still at the beginning of what we are trying to build.

” It will definitely be Giving challenges on the way, what happens after days like today and the run we’re on is that the players get encouragement and want more.

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“It’s my responsibility and the staff to keep bringing him (Turnbull) up to par, and it’s about not being complacent or satisfied with where you are.”

Postecoglou dodged the question about Nisbet and freely discussed Croatian defender Josip Juranovic, who had agreed to a five-year contract with Legia Warsaw.

“He’s one that we’ve been working for for a while, he’s exactly the kind of guy Player and person that we want in our locker room and I’m sure he’ll help us.

“We’re going to keep hacking away and hopefully get the ones we’ve been working on for a while.”

In Regarding Power’s red card and striker Curtis Main, who was warned offside when he got the ball in the net, said St. Mirren’s assistant manager Lee Sharp, responsible for manager Jim Goodwin’s absence after turning positive had tested for Covid-19: on his feet. He doesn’t have to go down.

“But I saw tackles like this as yellow cards. A few moments later (Ryan) Christie had one on (Ethan) Erhahon who was very similar on the other hand.

“Big decisions went against us. When we were 2-0 down we tried to get back into the game and we scored a goal that was perfectly okay on the side.

“I’m not saying we got anything from the game , but at 2-1 the guys would have gotten a boost and a little more faith. “




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