ANGE POSTECOGLOU admitted he was “super happy” after Celtic’s 3-2 Europa League Group G win over Ferencvaros in Budapest last night.

The three-goal blast provided by Kyogo Furuhashi, Filipe Jota and Liel Abada ensures European football for the Parkhead side after Christmas.

Postecoglou praised his hard-working front three, but once again emphasised it was a TEAM effort to overcome the Hungarians for a second successive confrontation in a fortnight. Remember, this is the same side who obliterated the Champions League qualifying hopes of Neil Lennon’s team in Glasgow only last season when they won 2-1.

STARMAN…Ange Postecoglou savours the 3-2 win over Ferencvaros in Budapest.

There was no chance of an upset on this occasion and the Greek-Australian gaffer said: “I’m super happy with the effort the boys put in. I thought our football was really good.

“We scored three great goals and could have had a couple more. It was disappointing to concede a second because I don’t think it was a true reflection of the game.

“To come away from home and win is always a challenge in Europe, but to do it in the manner that we did is full credit to the players.”

Postecoglou, speaking to Celtic TV, added: “All parts of the team were functioning. The front three were great, but they do it off the platform of what the other players are providing for them in terms of opportunities.

THUMBS UP…Ange Postecoglou tells the players he likes what he’s seeing.

“So, it great rewards for them and three great goals.

“We’re getting there. We’ve still got some work to do, but it certainly helps because the front three put a big shift in and it’s great to be able to take them off and put on three guys who have equal quality and they can contribute for us.”

The Ferencvaros back lot, after enduring a torrid 70 minutes against Kyogo and Co must have groaned when Postecoglou introduced another trio to take over their duties.

James Forrest, Giakoumakis and Mikey Johnston were all given some much-needed game time while the Japanese, Portuguese and Israeli received some respite before it all kicks off again against Dundee at Dens Park on Sunday.


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