Wednesday nights elimination from the Champions League was a sore one to take for Celtic and the fans.
With an unexpectedly decent performance last Tuesday night at Celtic Park (considering where the club is at), there was more expectation than hope going into the second leg that Celtic could take of the Danes with another full week of training under their belts.
But with a hugely inexperienced back four and transfer business seemingly taking an age to get over the line, the Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou baulked at the perceived lack of movement in players whilst simultaneously saying he has “been consistent” with his message that reinforcements are sorely lacking for the first team.
Speaking to BBC Sportsound, Tom English said Postecoglou’s comments where interesting and that the manager is sending a very public message to his board, “That is a serious message to the people above him and the board. That is a manager calling out his board, who sounds fed up, angry.
“It’s not the first time he’s done it, not the second time, it’s not even the third time he’s done it.
“He’s had to repeatedly come out with this kind of language – tonight he was stronger than before – to say ‘I need players’.
“I know Brendan Rodgers went down this road before and Neil Lennon before him, but this is very, very interesting.”
With transfer business hopefully being concluded as the Hoops are linked with Joe Hart and Aurelio Buta, those two potential additions are too little too late as Ange licks the teams Champions League wounds and prepares for the Scottish Premiership opener tomorrow night at Tynecastle.