In this week’s episode Tino, Paddy & James cover the ongoing momentum that Ange’s team is slowly – but very surely – building following recent solid results. We look at where it went right against Motherwell last weekend, what we can expect against St Johnstone on Saturday, and discuss Jota’s ever growing Man of the Match Champagne collection!
Momentum is a huge thing in football and as anyone in the game will tell you, winning – in the same way as losing – can become a habit.
Victories against Aberdeen, Motherwell and now Ferencvaros mean Celtic have won three on the bounce, including a couple of clean sheets (remember those!) and with players such as Mikey Johnston, Josip Juranovic and James McCarthy all now available again after injury things seem to be on the up and up for this developing side of Ange’s.
Key to all of that at this time is Portuguese loanee Felipe Jota and if he keeps up his early form for the club then the reported £6.5M pre-agreed transfer fee with Benfica looks like daylight robbery. Nine “goal contributions” since his arrival tells you all you need to know and alongside Kyogo and Callum McGregor he has quickly become one of the most important names on the team-sheet.
A win against St Johnstone on Saturday would bring us within a point of a stuttering Rangers at the top of the table and with Jota & Co in a very good place at this moment in time then there’s high hopes of another positive result this weekend.
We’ve even got Joe Hart doing Cruyff Turns inside his own 6-yard box!! Did Pep let him go too early?
Other topics on the agenda this week include:
– The Ongoing Bolingoli Debate
– Starfelt Finally Finding His Feet
– Mikey J On The Comeback Trail
– Ange’s Special Relationship With Ferenc Puskas
Listen to Episode 42 “Well On Our Way” of The Celtic Exchange Weekly Podcast here:
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