It has been four days now since Celtic took a beating from Bayer Leverkusen at Parkhead.
The 4-0 drubbing, if you look at the stats of the match, tells the story of the game.
Leverkusen took their chances. We did not.
Although we were caught out in defence more often than not, Celtic did have their fair share of chances to hit the back of the net but the teams wastefulness in front of goal certainly was part of our undoing.
Speaking on Go Radio, Sky Sports pundit Davie Provan was speaking for the first time about the match and said the Celtic managers comments ‘amazed’ him, “I wasn’t totally surprised that he set his team up the way he did.
“Because you know this is his philosophy, but having been caned four nil, his post match comments amazed me.
“When he was asked, ‘Will you continue to have a go and play this expansive game against the better sides?‘ , and he said, ‘I don’t, I don’t see why not.’
“Well, I’m sorry that won’t wash with supporters. He has to be more pragmatic at times when he’s up against better sides.
“He’ll get away with the expansive thing most weeks in the SPFL. Against the better teams in Europe that system will not work.
“I felt sorry for Tony Ralston, who was blamed for one of the goals because he lost the ball in midfield.
“Tony Ralston’s are right back. He’s used to having the game in front of him. HE can see the game.
“He’s not used to receiving the ball facing his own goal under pressure and midfield.
“I think the supporters are with the manager at the moment, but he’s gonna test their patience, unless he has a plan B is a bit more pragmatic at times.”
After Celtic’s 2-1 victory over Aberdeen, it certainly looks like Ange may have tweaked his personnel slightly but his high press still remains in place.
The attacking football was there in flashes on Sunday so it does look like Ange will stick by his principles and continue to get his players to perfect his system.