Celtic supervisor Ange Postecoglou has given the maligned Hampden Park taking part in floor his seal of approval forward of the Hoops’ Scottish League Cup last date with arch rivals Rangers.
A win over Rangers on Monday morning would safe Celtic back-to-back League Cups and add a 3rd piece of silverware because the arrival of Postecoglou in June 2021.
The previous Socceroos mentor wasn’t pleased with the state of the Hampden Park pitch final month for his facet’s 2-0 semi-final win over Kilmarnock.
“It has improved, undoubtedly. It needed to,” he mentioned after inspecting the taking part in floor on Tuesday night time (AEDT).
“It seems to be in higher situation. Hopefully the climate is sort to us this week and it offers an opportunity for each groups to play at a great degree.
“It isn’t nearly the truth that the pitch stops us from taking part in our soccer, the pitch is a part of the occasion, the stadium is a part of the occasion. In a cup last, the pitch is a necessary consider that occasion.
“Everybody can be watching, not simply in Scotland, however across the globe and also you need our soccer to be offered in the very best gentle.”
Postecoglou promised not the let the emotion of the event get the higher of him.
“I’m nonetheless a human being. I’m not comfortable after we don’t win and I’m delighted after we do,” he mentioned.
“That a part of being a fan is permitting your self to lose your self in moments whether or not good or dangerous.
“If you wish to shout abuse, you must try this. If you wish to be in delirium as a result of you might have gained one thing, you’re allowed to be that, however I don’t suppose that’s what they (the Celtic followers) anticipate from their supervisor.
“Our supporters don’t anticipate me to have the identical feelings going into a giant sport like this.
“They need me to be clear-headed on the market to make the correct choices and attempt to put together the staff in the very best manner.
“It has been my job for 26 years (as a coach). I wish to suppose that after 26 years I do know what I’m doing.”