ANGE POSTECOGLOU’S Celtic side have won a new army of admirers after scoring 16 goals in four consecutive victories in three different competitions.
The new boss saw his front players click into place in the 4-2 Europa League first leg qualifying win over Jablonec in the Czech Republic with Liel Abada, Kyogo Furuhashi, James Forrest and Ryan Christie on target.
The Greek-Australian gaffer purred with delight when the team romped to a 6-0 Premiership success over Dundee with £4.6million Japanese hitman Kyogo notching a hat-trick and Tom Rogic, Anthony Ralston and Odsonne Edouard, with his first of the campaign via the penalty spot, on target.
JOY BHOYS…Liel Abada and Kyogo Furuhashi celebrate a Celtic goal.
A double salvo from David Turnbull and a single from Forrest eased the club to a 3-0 triumph over Jablonec in the return at a packed Parkhead last week and the Hoops followed that up with a 3-2 win over Hearts in the League Cup opener on Sunday in Glasgow where Edouard, Stephen Welsh and Kyogo were the marksmen.
Postecoglou’s rampant outfit peppered the Edinburgh side’s goal right from the off and hit the target a startling ELEVEN times. The reason for the tight scoreline was the heroics of former Hoops keeper Craig Gordon who was in defiant mood against his old team-mates. Remarkably, the visitors scored with both their attempts to disturb Joe Hart, one a penalty-kick and the other deep in stoppage-time.
One onlooker who has been blown away is Barry Ferguson, the ex-Ibrox captain and one-time Scotland international midfielder.
OPEN-MOUTHED…Callum McGregor is amazed by a Craig Gordon save from him in the 3-2 win on Sunday.
The Alloa boss, speaking to Go Radio, said: “It could have been anything in the first-half against Hearts. They were so impressive, it was waves of attack and when Celtic lost the ball it was the determination to get it back really quickly.
“Some great football, as well, some really good performances and I thought Callum McGregor in the middle of pitch was excellent.
“There was a number of good performances, but the first-half display by Celtic is the best I’ve seen in a long, long time.
“Furuhashi on the left hand side, Forrest on the right and, obviously, Edouard through the middle and the three of them combined really well.
“Edouard’s goal, it was a great ball through from Furuhashi, that was a fantastic team goal, some real good movement, but, in fairness, for the first 45 minutes, Celtic were really impressive.”