Ange Postecoglou expects typically consistent approach from Celtic at Motherwell

Celtic v Rangers – cinch Premiership – Celtic Park
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Ange Postecoglou expects his Celtic players to adopt a typically consistent and hard-nosed approach to their clash with Motherwell on Sunday.

The in-form Hoops leapfrogged Rangers at the top of the cinch Premiership by one point on Wednesday night with a convincing 3-0 win over their Old Firm rivals at Parkhead.

However, there was only a brief time to enjoy a memorable Celtic Park night as attention quickly turned to Fir Park.

Postecoglou, named cinch Premiership manager of the month for January, is bracing himself for a tough examination against the Steelmen but believes his players will be as focused as they have been in recent months.

The Celtic boss said: “That’s what we have been doing, that’s what has got us into this space.

“We haven’t got here because of one performance or one set of conditions.

“We’ve had to battle our way since the beginning of the season.

“Sunday, away from home, will be a tough game.

“Motherwell are a good side, they have ambitions to stay in the top half of the table so I am sure they are going to test us but that’s what we have been doing from day one.

“I haven’t sensed or feel I would sense that I would have to come in and address some sort of major shift in attitude around the place because what we did the other night was what we have been doing for quite a while now, overcoming whatever challenge is put before us.

“I think every game from now on will be a challenge for all teams. Everyone is fighting for something.

“There is challenges every week and after the first five or six games we have tried to be as resilient as we can to overcome whatever challenge before us.

“So that’s what you are expecting every week, whether it is home or away, it is going to be tough.”

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