“Proud” Celtic supervisor Ange Postecoglou has promised two imposing performances from his aspect throughout the Sydney Tremendous Cup, believing something much less can be an insult to the Hoops’ 1000’s of Australian followers,
Postecoglou’s champions of Scotland kick off the Cup on Thursday evening at Allianz Stadium in opposition to Sydney FC earlier than assembly struggling English Premier League outfit Everton on Sunday at Allianz Stadium.
Sarcastically, Celtic’s assembly with Everton comes at time when former Socceroos coach Postecoglou has been linked to the Toffees’ supervisor’s job, presently belonging to the besieged Frank Lampard.
A Celtic win over Everton would push Postecoglou even larger up the Toffees’ want checklist.
Nonetheless, Postecoglou nonetheless has a lot to realize with the Hoops, together with Cup success in Sydney.
“We had a recreation on the weekend and the boys have gone by means of a tricky schedule … (however) the boys may have a break after this week, so (there are) two extra video games for us to maintain working, and hopefully we placed on some good performances,” Postecoglou mentioned.
“Rising up right here, I all the time appeared ahead to golf equipment from abroad coming over right here, and if I wasn’t bringing the staff over, I’d be going to the sport (on Thursday evening).
“I’m fairly proud to carry (Celtic) again (to Australia) and it’s fairly vital to me that we give an excellent account of ourselves as a result of I do know we’ve had large help, not simply the final couple of years that I’ve been there, however the membership’s all the time had nice help right here.
“(Since) I’ve been in Scotland, the quantity of those that have reached out to me from ‘Oz’ has been sensible.
“I’m not stunned in any respect as a result of even rising up on this aspect of the world, I used to be effectively conscious of the scale of the soccer membership, and the help it had not simply right here, however all over the world.
“I understand how vital it’s for our supporters and the Australian soccer public and sporting public to see the blokes up shut and private.”
Postecoglou’s not the one Australian affect at Celtic, with Socceroos legend Harry Kewell on the Hoops’ teaching employees and midfielder Aaron Mooy a member of the squad.
Whereas Mooy can’t be in Sydney as a result of he’s on World Cup obligation with the Socceroos, Kewell is thrilled to be again house.
“The (Allianz Stadium) pitch seems unbelievable, a bit of bit sturdier than once we used to play on it,” the previous Leeds, Liverpool, Melbourne Victory and Melbourne Coronary heart star mentioned.
“I’m trying ahead to seeing Celtic play right here.”
Following Sunday’s Celtic-Everton battle, the Cup concludes subsequent Wednesday evening when Western Sydney Wanderers meet the Toffees at CommBank Stadium.