Kyogo ‘nowhere near’ Celtic return as Ange Postecoglou flips fitness assessment and issues expectations reminder

Ange Postecoglou has reminded his gamers that just about doing sufficient received’t reduce at at a membership with Celtic’s expectations.

The Hoops had been dumped out of the Europa Conference League by Bodo/Glimt on Tuesday evening after a 2-0 defeat within the Arctic Circle noticed the Norwegian champions by way of 5-1 on mixture.

They now should carry themselves for a visit to face Hibs on Sunday because the Premiership title race resumes.

And the Aussie has demanded they return to the degrees they’ve been displaying domestically and maintain getting the job performed as they duke it out with Rangers on the prime.

“There’s no good that comes from defeat,” he mentioned. “We weren’t ok and we haven’t progressed, so it’s disappointing.

“But that’s a separate concern to the [Hibs] sport. We have a giant sport on Sunday, one other troublesome sport away from house towards a very good aspect.

“So we’ve got to guarantee that we carry out properly, as we’ve got been. But that’s not due to something that occurred [on Thursday].

“That’s the expectations on our soccer membership, that we carry out in all competitions and our subsequent problem is the league on Sunday.

“That’s what I’m speaking about. We need these gamers to get to that stage.

“I believe that they will, however they’ll solely do it if we maintain exposing them and maintain placing that assertion on them that shut sufficient shouldn’t be ok.”

Liel Abada’s introduction on Thursday evening noticed a slight enchancment.

But whereas the Israeli confirmed elevated struggle, want and vitality, it’s the standard that’s develop into a benchmark of the season underneath Postecoglou up to now that needs to be there in each sport.

He continued:“That’s the standard we wish them to get to and that’s his problem as a result of I believe he might have had at the least a few targets in Norway.

“That’s what I’m speaking about with ranges of efficiency. It’s not simply we didn’t play properly, however in each video games we had possibilities and haven’t examined the keeper. Daizen Maeda had one as properly.

“Liel did very properly, however I’m hoping he’s upset he didn’t rating a few targets as a result of he has scored in Europe earlier than.”



Liel Abada

Celtic play a couple of hours earlier than Rangers tackle Motherwell at Ibrox this weekend, and will open a six level hole on their rivals.

“I believe whenever you have a look at the league on the whole, it’s develop into fairly tight now,” mentioned Postecoglou.

“There usually are not too many groups that hit a constant run of outcomes. They are in an identical boat, however they’re nonetheless in a very good place within the league as a result of it’s so tight.

“We should count on it’s going to be a troublesome sport. It at all times is if you find yourself away from house. We’ve simply received to verify we carry out properly.”

Despite telling Sky Sports that Japanese star Kyogo Furuhashi wasn’t too far off a return to motion, Postecoglou appeared to carry out a disappointing u-turn on the ahead’s prospects of being fut any time quickly.

He added: “[David]Turnbull is nearly again coaching, however Kyogo is nowhere close to it.”

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